We watched the Australian Government’s appalling performance at COP26 with anger and shame. After the debacle of the weeks before the Prime Minister departed for Glasgow there seemed little hope that Australia would be offering any commitments of significant value, but it has proved to be even worse than that as we saw them trying … Continue reading Action for week starting 15.11.2021: We don’t support fracking in the Northern Territory
Since the Prime Minister’s announcement this week of the climate action commitment he will take to Glasgow, we now know the truth. The Australian Coalition government’s 'Plan' for climate action is in fact a plan to continue its inaction, in spite of the massive support by the Australian people and business community for significant and … Continue reading Action for week starting 1.11.2021: Share this message with friends and family – Encourage them to get active too
The last few weeks have seen an exhausting amount of news, comment, reports and emails on the issue of Australia’s emissions reduction commitments to be announced at the Glasgow climate conference. It has been too hard to decide from the barrage of emails from the numerous NGOs desperately concerned about the Australian Government’s position, what … Continue reading Action for week starting 25.10.21: Call on the Australian Government to step up, not #COPOut, on climate action!
The first School Strike for Climate on 20 September 2018 was the impetus for the formation of Grandparents for Climate Action Now. Some of us, totally impressed by the young people’s action, decided to give it all the support we could. We had pamphlets printed and distributed them up and down the Mountains towns, and … Continue reading Action for week starting 4.10.2021: Support our students with their next School Strike 4 Climate
Despite the science telling us there is no room for new fossil fuel projects if we’re to meet the Paris climate goals, Woodside Petroleum is trying to build a massive gas field on the West Australian coast, and an onshore gas processing plant. If it goes ahead, it’s estimated the Scarborough-Pluto project would – over its lifetime … Continue reading Action for week starting 27.9.2021: Tell Brookfield not to enable Woodside’s massive new offshore gas field and onshore gas processing plant
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Since 2016, NAB has loaned more than $1 billion for new or expanded fossil fuel projects. Last week its CEO told the Australian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Economics that NAB is measuring itself against the conclusions of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) ‘Net Zero by 2050’ scenario. However, last May this report concluded that to achieve … Continue reading Action for week starting 13.9.2021: Tell NAB to walk its talk – Stop Funding Fossil Fuels
Whitehaven Coal is the biggest undiversified coal mining company on the Australian share market. Their plans to massively expand the coal industry are completely at odds with the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. Keeping global warming within this levels means no new coal mines or expansions, and rapidly winding down production … Continue reading Action for week starting 6.9.2021 – Tell banks funding Whitehaven Coal that their support will lead to catastrophic global warming
Last week on August 26, the Environment Defenders Office, acting for the Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action (BSCA), won a landmark case when a court ordered the NSW Environment Protection Authority to take meaningful action on climate change. The NSW Land and Environment Court found the EPA has a legal duty to take serious action on … Continue reading Action for week starting 29.8.2021 – Share the good news!
The recently published International Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) report has shown that climate change is accelerating faster than previously thought. This is the decisive decade: we need urgent climate action now. But the Australian Government is standing still. Our emissions reduction target for 2030 is far weaker than our strategic allies, and we risk missing … Continue reading Action for week starting 23.8.2021 – Climate Council petition