By Blair Palese, 350 Australia Chief Executive
The dust is settling on a hectic Accelerate Climate Action tour. Lead by 350.org’s co-founder, the world-renowned author and environmentalist Bill McKibben, we were able to cover a surprisingly large part of Australia – from the Hunter Valley coal hub to the Great Barrier Reef and hosting public talks in Newcastle, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide.
By Neha Madhok, Senior Campaigner
Adelaide is an Australian leader in the transition to renewable energy – and South Australia is a world leader in ensuring that this transition is one that includes working people.
While other politicians around the country argue about climate action, the people of Adelaide have been quietly leading the green revolution.
This piece was originally in the Newcastle Herald. By Glen Klatovsky, Deputy CEO of 350.org Australia
Last week’s announcement that the T4 coal loader would not proceed is a great outcome for the people in Newcastle and the Hunter, led by a six-year community campaign by the Coal Terminal Action Group, a coalition of 20 community and environment groups including the Hunter Community Environment Centre, and many local heroes, who have been fighting for the region’s future beyond coal.
This piece was originally published on Eco Business. By Blair Palese, 350 Australia Chief Executive
In an attempt at window dressing to cover up the slow, painful death of the Great Barrier Reef due to ocean warming, the government earmarked A$500 million (US$379 million) to ‘protect’ it, as reported in a recent article on Eco-Business.
By Glen Klatovsky, 350 Australia Deputy CEO
I spent ten years living in the Hunter. It is a place close to my heart. It is also one of the most important regions globally with respect to our future and how we deal with the scale and impacts of climate change.
Newcastle was founded in the late 18th century by John Shortland who saw a coal seam in a hill as he sailed up the coast from Sydney.