Climate & Energy Justice

Angus Taylor’s ‘Technology Roadmap’ leads to catastrophic climate impacts

Community driven environment group Friends of the Earth Australia says Minister Angus Taylor’s “Technology Roadmap” will lead the country towards catastrophic climate impacts.
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Economics for Earth

Plans for a Just Transition in South Australia

Join Friends of the Earth Adelaide online as we look at Plans for a Just Transition in South Australia.
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Economics for Earth

Global coalition releases liability roadmap for governments to Make Big Polluters Pay

Friends of the Earth Australia has joined a global coalition to release a “liability roadmap”: a first-of-its-kind tool outlining how local to global decision makers, including government officials, can hold polluting industries liable for the climate damage they knowingly cause, while unlocking climate finance needed to address the climate crisis and implement solutions.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Friends of the Earth say Morrison govt gas push “reckless in the extreme” amid deepening climate crisis

Community driven environment group Friends of the Earth Australia says the Morrison government’s push for fossil gas is reckless in the extreme amid the deepening climate crisis.
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Land & water

The significance of Strzelecki koalas in relation to the translocated koala populations of Victoria and South Australia.

The are two distinct koala populations in Victoria and South Australia. One is the endemic Strzelecki koala of South Gippsland Victoria and the other being koalas translocated from Victorian island populations throughout Victoria and South Australia. This is a significant yet little understood phenomenon. The Strzelecki koalas consist of the original diverse gene pool, whereas the translocated populations have gone through a "genetic bottleneck" resulting in much lower genetic diversity. The Strzelecki koalas therefore, are crucial to animal's future in Victoria and South Australia. However their numbers are low, possibly as low as 1500 animals. Strzelecki koala sleeping at Jumbuk Park, Strzelecki Ranges November 2019
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Economics for Earth

Starting a Worker Cooperative - New Training Course with Earthworker

In the past few years many people have contacted Earthworker interested in starting up their own worker co-operatives - and they are excited to announce the pilot program of a new course 'Starting a worker-cooperative'.
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Land & water

Clearfell "insanity" threatens Victoria's most important fish hatchery

Snobs Creek Fish Hatchery plays a vital role in ensuring the long term survival of vulnerable native species such as Murray Cod, and the endangered Trout Cod and Macquarie Perch. All face an uncertain future as inland fish populations in Australia face innumerable threats such as water scarcity and climate change.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Andrews govt’s renewable energy push keeps Victoria on track to zero emissions

Friends of the Earth welcomes the Andrews government’s 'VRET 2' announcement of a ‘market sounding’ for 600MW of new renewable energy capacity.
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Food & Technology

What will be the future of food?

The global pandemic has exposed the flaws in our current highly concentrated, inequitable, industrial food system. At this moment, we stand at the crossroads with two starkly different, and fundamentally incompatible, visions for the future of food. One leads us to resilience, regeneration, and justice for communities, biodiversity, and our climate. The other entrenches current health, social and economic inequities, and worsens our climate and biodiversity crises.
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Land & water

Rinehart's Mining Camp Burnt Down in Ecuador

News is filtering through about the destruction of a mining camp owned by Hanrine Exploration in Ecuador on August 25. Hanrine is a subsidiary of Australian Billionaire Gina Rinehart's Hancock Prospecting. Hanrine has been operating in Ecuador since 2017 and the company has encountered a number of very serious problems during that time. Photo: https://www.eluniverso.com/noticias/2020/08/26/nota/7955737/incendian-campamento-empresa-minera-buenos-aires-imbabura
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