In 2018, we are going to accelerate our response to climate change. We all know we have to.
As a part of 350 Australia’s push to make sure that climate change will be front and centre of every election going forward, our founder, Bill McKibben, is coming back to Australia at the end of April and early May as part of a global effort to accelerate climate action.
We’re already moving towards a future without fossil fuels – but it’s time to accelerate our response.
350.org has led a global movement that has led to over $US5.7 trillion of investment moved away from fossil fuels. In Australia scores of institutions have divested and we are working with many others to do the same. Do you know of an organisation, a business that you feel could do the same? If you do, then let’s have a chat.
Adani plans to build Australia’s biggest ever coal mine. We need to stop this globally significant “carbon bomb”. Be part of this extraordinary movement. In 2017 our movement ensured the Queensland Government vetoed a $1bn loan, encouraged Chinese banks to refuse to finance the mine and Downer, the company that was supposed to build the mine, walk away from Adani. In 2018 we have the opportunity to relegate this appalling mine proposal to the annals of history. Let’s #StopAdani!
We are #Repower, a movement of Australians working together to power our country with energy from the sun and wind. Together we’re taking on the big polluting companies and demanding our elected representatives step up and lead a fair transition from dirty fuels like coal and gas to clean, renewable energy as quickly as possible.
Your ability to raise your voice about issues you care about is under threat. The federal government wants to change laws that will silence charities, and make it all but impossible to continue our important work.
Particularly at risk is the right of charities to advocate for their issues – and organisations working on environmental and climate-based issues are especially targeted. When the financial stakes are high, as they are for the fossil fuel industry, it seems that democracy is expendable. That’s why 350.org Australia is taking a leading role in an alliance across the sector calling on the federal government to keep their #HandsOffOurCharities.
Visit the Hands Off Our Charities alliance website for more information.