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Action for week starting 4.10.2021: Support our students with their next School Strike 4 Climate

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

Action for week starting 27.9.2021: Tell Brookfield not to enable Woodside’s massive new offshore gas field and onshore gas processing plant

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

Action for week starting 13.9.2021: Tell NAB to walk its talk – Stop Funding Fossil Fuels

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

Action for week starting 6.9.2021 – Tell banks funding Whitehaven Coal that their support will lead to catastrophic global warming

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

Action for week starting 29.8.2021 – Share the good news!

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!

Action for week starting 23.8.2021 – Climate Council petition

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

Action for week starting 16.8.2021 –  More reasons to support the Environment Defenders Office

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

Action for week starting 9.8.2021 – Give your grandchildren the most important gift you’ll ever give them – support the EDO

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

Action for week starting 2.8.2021 – Consider becoming a Climate Council member

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