350 Australia is tracking the fossil fuel lobby and its attempts to use the Covid-19 health crisis to its advantage. We will be providing a weekly update to developments in the area and highlights of the week to come.
Updates for 23-29 May:
Nev Power, head of the National Covid-19 Coordination Commission, is set to appear before the Senate Select Committee into Covid-19 on Thursday June 4th.
It is our responsibility to come together to protect the lives of those around us by limiting the spread of this disease as much as possible.
It’s a scary and uncertain time for all of us. We wanted to let you know the actions we’ve taken as an organisation to do everything we can to stop the spread of the virus.
Feb 27, 2020
Commenting on Rio Tinto’s announcement that it has set a target of net zero emissions from its operations by 2050, Lucy Manne, CEO of 350 Australia said:
“Companies like Rio Tinto should put their money where their mouth is, and cancel their membership of coal lobby groups that have undermined climate action for more than 20 years.
For too long, the Minerals Council and other industry lobby groups have held politicians hostage so they could continue to hoard wealth and profit from climate breakdown
The Minerals Council is funded by member companies who collectively pay millions in membership fees to fund its work.
To do that, there’s three parts to the campaign:
Returning to the hamlet of Bendalong on the NSW south coast last weekend, only one month after fire ripped through the region, was devastating. The 13km deathly quiet drive through the Conjola National Park from the Princes Highway was like driving through a climate change Armageddon.
Virtually everything is gone. The charred landscape is spiked with burnt matchstick trees and the once lush green undergrowth is nothing more than ash.