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1.5°C = no fossil fuels & 100% renewables

When 700 Australians volunteer to meet with their local politician, you know you’ve hit a nerve.    That’s what’s happened this month, when 350.org Australia asked its volunteers, activists and supporters to deliver a copy of a new United Nations climate report to their local federal representatives.  Concerned citizens have already taken the report to more than 60 MPs and Senators  around the country and more deliveries are planned.  

Pacific Islanders team up with Australian activists to stop coal mega-mine

While sea levels rise in the Pacific, huge droughts devastate and wildfires burn through Australia on a regular basis, a giant coal mine has been proposed right next to where Australia’s greatest environmental asset, the Great Barrier Reef, lies. Under the motto “We are not drowning, we are fighting”, Pacific climate activists are determined to stop it.

Bev Smiles | Fighting an international giant

Community activist Bev Smiles doesn’t view the international coal giant Peabody Energy as just a faceless mining corporation. She calls Peabody her personal nemesis. For more than 30 years Bev has lived in the picturesque village of Wollar, between Denman and Mudgee in the Upper Hunter. Once a thriving community, the town has changed irrecoverably since 2006 when the Wilpinjong coal mine was approved.

Heroes building Australia’s low-carbon economy

In September 2018 the Global Climate Action Summit will bring together people from around the world to celebrate the extraordinary achievements by states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens in addressing climate change. It aims to inspire further action, share skills, as well as encourage investment in technology and systems to tackle this urgent global problem.