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The population debate and an inconvenient truth

Australians are one of the world's largest per capita consumers of resources and emitters of greenhouse gases. Certainly we need an informed and rational debate about what might constitute a sustainable human population for Australia. But to do so without acknowledging the massive over consumption that we are responsible for is nothing less than hypocrisy.

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Picket Peter Batchelor - Climate jobs Not New Coal!

Peter Batchelor, Minister for Energy and Resources Victoria, is attending the Victorian Coal and Energy Conference on the 30th of March. He'll be there to discuss the business-as-usual approach to climate change—Rudd's CPRS and the construction of a new coal-fired power station in the La Trobe Valley. This is just one of 12 new coal-fired powers stations proposed across Australia.

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Climate manipulation "Woodstock" conference a dangerous distraction

Next week, the Asilomar International conference on climate intervention technologies will take place in Asilomar, California.

Organised by proponents of the controversial field of climate manipulation or ‘geo-engineering’, the conference will seek to establish a set of voluntary standards for climate intervention research for the international scientific community.

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Climate Change and Women: a Conversation

Women’s Health In the North (WHIN), in partnership with Northern Alliance for Greenhouse Action (NAGA), and Friends of the Earth (FoE), will be holding their International Women’s Day event, Climate Change and Women – A Conversation. March 13.

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National launch of the Transition Decade

The Transition Decade is a community-wide engagement campaign to achieve the structural changes to the economy and lifestyles that are needed to restore a safe climate.  The campaign aims to help build greater collaboration among groups and individuals who are deeply concerned about the growing climate crisis.  
It was launched at Melbourne Town Hall on Sunday 14th February.

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Sea level rise walk - 'Port Phillip Rising' - November 2009

Port Phillip Rising was a walk along the eastern side of Port Phillip Bay, marking the one metre line above the current sea level to highlight the impacts of sea level rise on people, communities and landscapes along the way. We finished the walk in Port Melbourne on November 27. Check here for reports and images from the walk. We are now seeking financial support to continue the walk westwards in early 2010.

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public forum: climate change - where to after Copenhagen?

The climate change negotiations held in Copenhagen were a disaster for the world's poor. This forum, being held in Belgrave on thursday the 18th of February will address the question of where we could be going on climate campaigning in 2010.

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Australia must commit to deep emissions cuts in the Copenhagen Accord

As we know, the Copenhagen talks ended without agreement to set binding emissions reduction targets. The accord will list the voluntary emissions reduction targets by developed and developing countries, in Annexes to the main document. Countries are asked to provide their target by February 1, 2010.

Please join our action alert, and demand that Australia commit to deep emissions reductions targets in its February commitment.


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Copenhagen: A disaster for the world's poorest

Our response to the end of the climate negotiations in Copenhagen. “Copenhagen has been an abject failure. Justice has not been done. By delaying action, rich countries have condemned millions of the world’s poorest people to hunger, suffering and loss of life as climate change accelerates" - Nnimmo Bassey, Chair of Friends of the Earth International

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What about sea level rise Mr Brumby?

Friends of the Earth has criticised the decision of the Victorian Labor government to axe its Victorian Coastal Council.

The group says the decision reflects another failure by the Brumby government to face the challenge of sea level rise caused by climate change.

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