Economics for Earth

FoEA News April 2021

Welcome to our April newsletter, full of radical news, updates and events from the many faces of FoE. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like to know more! [email protected] 
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Land & water

Many Problems for the Burrunan Dolphin

The Gippsland Lakes are Australia's largest inland lakes system, which have provided habitat for a myriad of species for eons. They are possibly now facing their worst ever threats. Photo: Damien Cook February 2021 at McLennan Strait
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Economics for Earth

Engaging the Resistance with Cooperatives - NENA Conference 2020

Earthworker Cooperative's Katherine Cunningham presented at the New Economy Network Australia (NENA) conference in 2020 looking at the the power and resistance of cooperatives - particularly for workers to own the means of production.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Australians Deserve a Fair and Just Transition

Australia has traditionally relied on coal fired power stations to meet its energy needs. This is now rapidly changing, yet the federal government refuses to accept reality. Up to five of Australia’s remaining 16 coal power plants could be financially unviable by 2025 due to a flood of cheap solar and wind energy entering the electricity grid.
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Land & water

Environment Department handballs wildlife protections to government logging agency

East Gippsland conservation groups were outraged to learn this week that environmental protections for threatened species detected in state forests are being designed by state owned logging company VicForests.
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Economics for Earth

FoEA News and Events: March

Catch up on the latest newsletter of radical news, events and ways to take action for social and environmental justice.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Another insurer dumps Adani!

Brit, one of Lloyd's of London's biggest insurers, will never insure Adani’s climate-wrecking coal mine and won’t renew insurance for Adani’s rail line!
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Land & water

Forest refuges under threat from logging by the VIC Government

A new report showing analysis of maps and data from the 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires has revealed the significant areas of unburnt forests critical for bushfire affected wildlife are set to be logged by the Victorian Government.
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Economics for Earth

QBE kicks climate can down the road & keeps supporting oil and gas expansions despite massive loss

Together with the announcement of a massive A$2b loss due in part to ever-worsening extreme weather, fuelled by the burning of oil and gas, QBE’s updated Environmental and Social Risk Framework, released today, includes oil and gas targets which ignore the urgency of the climate crisis and are out of line with the Paris Agreement goal of keeping warming to 1.5 degrees.
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Land & water

Alcoa Portland Aluminium Smelter Response to FoE's Koala Concerns

Alcoa Portland Aluminium Smelter, in Victoria's south west, has responded to Friends of the Earth's (FoE) concerns, aired last week concerning horrific injuries sustained by a koala found at a local golf course in late January. The issue gained national news coverage. A follow up story by the ABC also revealed that koalas near the smelter have been suffering from excessive fluoride levels.
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