Pages tagged "Forests"
A ‘green new deal’ proposal for a Fair and Just Transition from Friends of the Earth
There is an urgent climate imperative to transform our economy. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report (2018) argued that, by 2030, global emissions must drop by 45% from their 2010 levels if we are to avoid exposing hundreds of millions of people to serious climate-related hazards. A growing body of mainstream climate science says that we need to achieve deeper targets earlier if we are to avoid catastrophic climate change.Read more
The following Sample Responses have been prepared by members of the FOE Forest Collective to assist forest lovers and activists to complete the Survey on Regional Forest Agreements which forms part of the consultation phase on the Modernisation of the Victorian Regional Forest Agreements.
***UPDATE*** Your response must be completed by midnight Sunday, 7 July 2019.
Use the following Sample Responses to guide your completion of the survey (in your own words). Alternatively you may use the Sample survey responses prepared by the Wilderness Society.
The Wilderness Society and Goongerah Environment Centre and Friends of the Earth
Independent Review of Timber Harvesting Regulation joint response
Logging has begun in the Castella forest, just west of the Toolangi township, in the Central Highlands, where these two greater gliders, along with at least 14 other threatened gliders were filmed and photographed.
Roading operations have begun and will continue to destroy this magnificent landscape if nothing is done by our government immediately.
The Andrews Labor government has delivered and promised an impressive and comprehensive list of environmental policies both in its first four years in power and during the state election campaign. These include:
• Creating the Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) and setting targets for 2020, 2025, and 2030
• Creating the first ever Australian permanent ban on the process of fracking, and promising to enshrine it in the state’s constitution
• Maintaining the moratorium on any onshore conventional gas drilling
• Strengthening the Victorian Climate Change Act and enshrining a target of zero emissions by 2050 in legislation
• Committing $1.3B to a visionary Solar Homes program, which aims to provide half price solar panels at no up-front cost to 650,000 homes
• Starting work on the Metro Tunnel
• Committing to a 90 km suburban rail loopRead more
The Victorian Government’s daft “fuzzy map” excuse for VicForests logging outside its allocated forest area could mean that all VicForests’ logging in the past five years may be unlawful.
The Andrews Labor Government told the ABC, which broke the story of the illegal logging,[i] that it’s not possible to tell whether its own logging agency, VicForests, is compliant with the law due to a fuzzy map.
Goongerah Environment Centre (GECO) and Friends of the Earth are today calling on the next Victorian government to abolish state owned logging agency VicForests and formally protect Victoria’s forests from logging after a special investigation by ABC news has revealed hundreds of areas of native forest have been logged in areas that VicForests is not permitted to operate.
Tonight on 7:30 the ABC will detail widespread and systematic unlawful logging occurring across eastern Victoria under successive governments.
Logging in one of the areas not allocated to VicForestsRead more
The survey results are in!
95% of Werribee constituents surveyed support the proposal for a new Great Forest National Park!
Today, volunteers from the Friends of the Earth Forest Collective delivered hundreds of community surveys about Victoria's native forest to Werribee MP and state treasurer, Tim Pallas.
In total, 292 surveys were collected from constituents of Werribee and surrounding districts including Tarneit, Altona, Laverton, Bellarine and Melton. 231 of respondents were from the district of Werribee itself.Read more
Victorian environment groups are renewing calls for the creation of new parks and reserves to protect native forests from logging after the release of an audit report revealing state owned logging agency VicForests has failed to achieve the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certificate.