Pages tagged "Climate Justice"
Capital Theatre, Bendigo
Wed June 15 at 7pm.
Bendigo is one of the more vulnerable places in Australia when it comes to global warming.
Apart from higher average temperatures we are told to prepare for more frequent droughts and lower overall rainfall totals. Is the city prepared enough for these changes? What are the predictions for Central Victoria for the immediate and distant future? What will happen to our farmland? Is there enough water to support all of us through the dry times? How will our wildlife cope? And what about the fire danger? What questions would you ask the climate scientists working on these issues?
When they were in power, the Victorian Coalition gutted the Climate Change Act. Victoria has been without effective climate laws or policies for five years. In that time, the global climate crisis has worsened, Victoria’s emissions have not fallen, the development of renewable energy was halted for almost five years, and the state is behind where we should be in adaptation planning. Globally, we are about to cross the threshold point of 400 ppm of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
The government has recently been handed the Independent Review to the Climate Change Act, which makes 33 recommendations about how the Act could be re-built. Most of them are common sense improvements.
It will respond to the review shortly. The government’s response will outline how it intends to re-build the Climate Change Act.Read more
A few weeks ago, CSIRO CEO Larry Marshall announced his plans to get rid of 350 more scientists, mostly from climate and environmental research.
Malcolm Turnbull can step in and fix this problem. He can agree to reverse the funding cuts and properly fund science in the interest of the nation.
Join us at the State Library of Victoria on saturday April 2nd to rally against the savage cuts to climate research at the CSIRO.Read more
As the Victorian government ponders whether to open up the state to both conventional and unconventional gas drilling operations, new evidence has come to light about the failure of the gas industry to act responsibly and safely.
The Australian newspaper has published two articles regarding Origin Energy's conventional gas operations. An internal Origin audit (the Origin Energy Conventional Operations Environmental Review, Aug 2015) found that Origin management put “inadequate” resources into compliance at the “upstream” division, with not all regulatory breaches properly logged on the company’s internal system. Origin has admitted for the first time that it's gas processing plant at Lang Lang, in Victoria, has been emitting much higher volumes of toxic chemicals than allowed under its licence.Read more
The year is at a close again and the 'festive season' is in full swing. It can be a difficult time for some to resist the allure of rampant consumerism... but FoE always has alternatives!
Drop into the Food Co-op on Smith St and pick up amazing ethical present ideas and food to suit any feast!
Too hard to think of a pressie? Why not make a donation to FoE and put it in your loved one's name? You can make online donations here.
Thanks again for your ongoing support in 2015 and have a safe and happy festive season - See you all in 2016!
Andrews govt's New Energy Jobs Fund shows it's preparing to set ambitious Vic Renewable Energy Targets
The Andrews government opened the first tranch of its New Energy Jobs Fund in Blackburn today.
The launch comes in the lead up to the release of its Renewable Energy Action Plan that will set Victorian Renewable Energy Targets for 2020 and 2025.Read more
media release November 27, 2015
National environmental organisation Friends of the Earth Australia has welcomed the announcement by ALP leader Bill Shorten that the Party will support stronger action to reduce carbon pollution.
“On the basis of the current emissions reduction commitment from the federal government, Australia is sitting towards the back of the pack when it comes to the developed nations. The current commitment will be difficult to defend at the Paris climate negotiations” said Cam Walker from Friends of the Earth. “As a high per capita greenhouse gas emitter, Australia must do much more to tackle greenhouse pollution at home, and stop exporting greenhouse pollution overseas”.Read more
The Perry St Festival is almost upon us! Join FoE Saturday 5th December from 10am for a memorable day of music, art and eco-friendly stalls.
Music includes an eclectic mix of local indie pop, hip hop, folksy tunes.
UR BOY BANGZ
SOCIAL STUDIO FASHION PARADE & PERFORMERS
COLD HANDS WARM HEART
MINNIE AND FRIENDS
There will be lots of folks from Friends of the Earth and other friends from around the community - so drop on by and catch up with old friends and make new ones!
Interested in holding a stall? Contact [email protected]
Spring is in the air in Melbourne! And FoE is blossoming as you can tell by this action packed newsletter!! We have been up to so much this month - AND EVEN MORE IS COMING!
From the TPP to public transport, renewable energy and a nuclear free future - FoE Melbourne never rests! We always are welcoming new volunteers, and if you would like to get involved, try coming along to our next volunteer information session on October 22 at 6:30pm - upstairs at our Smith St headquarters. Check out this link for more information.
Don't forget that you can sign up to become an Active Friend and support all this amazing work and more!
Also, make sure you mark December 5 in your diary as the Perry St festival will be back - and we can't wait to see you there!!
Keep reading to see all the amazing work that we have been doing!Read more
As Trade Ministers meet in Hawaii to continue the secret negotiations of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), Friends of the Earth Melbourne’s Economic Justice Collective have released a paper titled ‘Fracking the Planet: How the Trans Pacific Partnership will expand fracking in Australia and around the globe’. This paper explains the implications of the Investment State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Chapter of the TPP, and explores the ways in which foreign corporations could use this clause to override the Australian law and environmental regulations to continue fracking the planet.