Climate & Energy Justice

Renewable energy targets – Comparing Victoria's laws with the ACT and California

The Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET), now written into law as the Renewable Energy (Jobs and Investment) Bill 2017, passed the upper house in State Parliament on October 20. Elsewhere, other states such as the ACT and California have previously introduced renewable energy targets (RET) in their legislation. How does Victoria's legislation compare? Let's first look at Victoria vis a vis the ACT, and then California.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Building a cross-party network to support the opening of Australia's borders to climate migrants from Pacific Islands

As part of its Climate Frontlines campaign, Friends of the Earth is proposing to mobilise Australian politicians around the promotion of solutions and safe pathways for climate migrants from the Pacific Island states.  
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Indigenous Land & Rights

FLASHBACK 2010: A stunning victory − Red gum parks and co-management by Traditional Owners

FLASHBACK 2010: Traditional Owners and environment groups including achieved a stunning victory in May 2010 with the creation of 114,000 hectares of Red Gum Protected Areas in the NSW Riverina including areas to be co-managed by Traditional Owners.
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Climate & Energy Justice

How to respond justly to climate change displaced persons

Climate change poses an enormous threat to human security in the 21st century, with the most devastating impact predicted to be displacement and forced human migration.  
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Economics for Earth

Facebook changes - how you can still keep up with Friends of the Earth

The social media site Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently announced a significant shift away from public content to focus on content your family and friends share and comment on.    
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Indigenous Land & Rights

Indigenous and Grassroots Movements Solidarity Gathering

The destructive paths of neo-liberal capitalism have forged their way through Latin America for decades, and an all-too-familiar path is being carved through the land and cultures of the First Peoples of so-called Australia. The following is a summary of a panel discussion at the 2017 Indigenous and Grassroots Movements Solidarity Gathering which was held on October 7/8 at Trades Hall in Narrm (Melbourne) on unceded Wurundjeri country, Kulin Nation.
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Food & Technology

Documents reveal FSANZ misled minister regarding nanoparticles in baby formula

Documents released under Freedom of Information laws show that our food regulator Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) misled Minister David Gillespie regarding both the safety and legality of nanoparticles in baby formula.  
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Climate & Energy Justice

Climate migration: No dignity in inaction

Environmental migration is not a new phenomenon. Humans have moved to adapt to the seasons, to find new resources, because of drought, soil erosion, or major natural catastrophies. But because of climate change, there are some new aspects about this  migration, not only the scale at which they are expected to be experienced, but also the origin of the natural hazards that force people to flee their homes.
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Economics for Earth

Singaporean Banks continue to fund the coal industry, despite 2018 being named ‘the year of climate action’ by the government of Singapore.

Market forces analysed lending activity from Singapore's big three banks revealing OCBC as Singapores dirtiest bank, with a total of US$1,142 million going towards the coal sector.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Global warming has a face

A fund raiser for the Carteret Islands Auction. Online only, from 6 til 23 December. Three talented artists from Fish Lane Studios in South Brisbane have donated stunning work to be auctioned to help raise funds to support the relocation of the Carteret Islanders from their Atolls to the dry land on Bougainville.
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