As a movement, we have a responsibility to recognise that the fight for justice for First Nations people and racial justice is at the heart of the fight for climate justice.
We also have a responsibility to stand with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and People of Colour in Australia and around the world.
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.
Fossil fuel watch
From the first days of the global COVID-19 pandemic, it became clear that the fossil fuel lobby was running a concerted campaign to exploit the global health crisis to further its agenda.
At 350.org we launched a new project, Fossil Fuel Watch, to expose the demands being made by the fossil fuel lobby and track the Government’s response.
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.