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
In the last week news from the Climate Council and the Environmental Defenders Office has underlined the dire situation regarding gas exploration in the Northern Territory, and the coalition government’s plans to fund it. The Climate Council’s recently released report The NSW Future of Gas Statement shows almost the entire Northern Territory covered by either … Continue reading Action for week starting 16.8.2021 – More reasons to support the Environment Defenders Office
Young people around the world are increasingly taking a leading action on climate change. One of their most effective ways of doing this has been holding governments to account through legal action. This has already been done in the Netherlands, America and Canada. Now 8 young Australians, all under 18, have legally established that the … Continue reading Action for week starting 9.8.2021 – Give your grandchildren the most important gift you’ll ever give them – support the EDO
The Climate Council was founded in 2013 by tens of thousands of supporters, in what was Australia’s largest crowd-funding campaign. It created a new, independent and community-funded organisation in response to the abolition of the Australian Climate Commission, created by the Gillard government and abolished by the Abbott government. The Climate Council is Australia’s leading climate change … Continue reading Action for week starting 2.8.2021 – Consider becoming a Climate Council member
Another excellent action from Market Forces, asking us to tell investors and bankers to cut ties with Adani Group companies to avoid facing serious reputational risk, unless the Adani Group discontinues its massive fossil fuel expansion plans. The International Energy Agency (IEA) has found that achieving net zero emissions by 2050 means no new or … Continue reading Action for week starting 26.07.2021 – Adani Group’s investors
Sustainanalytics is an influential ratings agency to which ESG (Environment Social Governance) conscious investors look to help inform their investment decisions. Market Forces is asking us to send an email demanding that Sustainalytics reviews their ESG rating of Adani Ports as ‘low risk’ in view of Adani’s history of risky interests in coal, oil and … Continue reading Action for week starting 19.7.2021– Sustainalytics rating of Adani Ports
As many of you know, Grandparents for Climate Action Now (grandparentscan.org) was launched in November 2019 by my husband Warwick and I, with assistance from some wonderful helpers. We started sending an action a week for interested people to take to increase pressure for climate action. By January 2020 over 200 had already signed up with … Continue reading A message from Robin Mosman
Federal government plans to spend $600 million taxpayers money on GAS power station The federal government is proposing to spend $600 million of taxpayers money to build a massive new gas power station in Kurri Kurri NSW. The Climate Council has drafted a science-backed submission to the Environmental Impact Statement for this development, calling on … Continue reading Action for week starting 7.6.21 – Reject $600m spend on gas power station
On Monday Zali Stegall will table her Climate Change Bill in federal parliament. Tune in here at 10am to watch online as she speaks to parliament, and here at 1pm to see the Australia Institute’s review and debrief of the Bill, plus interviews and comments from other experts including Penny Sackett, former Australian Chief Scientist.