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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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Rich countries must cut their own emissions

The UK based Optimum Population Trust has launched a plan to cut CO2 through a scheme that would see consumers in rich countries paying for family planning in developing countries. You can find our response here.

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Walk Against Warming

Walk Against Warming is Australia's biggest day of climate change action. Melbourne, Saturday December 12.

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One year out from the state election, green groups put parties on notice

*Embargoed until Friday 27 November, 2009*


A healthy environment and a safe future for all Victorians must be the top priority for all parties contesting the 2010 State Election, Victoria’s leading environment groups said today.

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Brumby Government needs to revise sea level estimate

Friends of the Earth
Monday 16 November, 2009

Friends of the Earth has welcomed the release today of new CSIRO reports on sea level rise in Victoria, but say the data means government and planning guidelines on sea-level rise need revision.


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