We have divested for a safe climate

Last year when the Environment Collective at the Australian National University (ANU) and Fossil Free ACT (350.org Canberra) put in applications to become member groups of the Conservation Council ACT Region the decision was pretty easy. Yes. Though it did raise a question – so their key campaign focus is on getting ANU and the ACT Government to divest from ‘investments’ that support coal, oil and gas projects.

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Queensland Land Court – judgement on Alpha Coal

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Good news on the environment front has been a bit thin on the ground of late, so it is heartening that yesterday, the movement to save our climate and environment had a small, albeit telling win in the Queensland Land Court.Last year due to concerns over water safety, biodiversity and the effect on global carbon emissions, local farmers and environmentalists brought a case to the court challenging the Alpha Coal project in the Galilee Basin.

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World’s largest fund manager flags risks to Great Barrier Reef from fossil fuel expansion

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MEDIA STATEMENT World’s largest fund manager commended for flagging risks of fossil  fuel expansion that would threaten Great Barrier Reef SYDNEY, 1ST April 2014: 350.org Australia commends BlackRock Inc., the world’s biggest fund manager, for their acknowledgement of the risks associated with new fossil fuel projects in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area.

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