The grassroots climate movement summit is happening in Canberra at the Australian National University between 13-15 March. www.climatesummit.org.au
This is a chance for all those community activists wanting to campaign on climate change to get together to discuss the issues, the strategies, the tactics and work out a plan to provide a safe climate future.
You’ll meet great people, hear some great ideas and come back energised to make a difference in this important election year.
Campaign streams at the summit include:
- 100% renewables
- Coal campaigning
- Climate emergency
- Vote Climate
- Green jobs and trade unions
Workshops at the summit include:
- Critiques of carbon trading, technology and the growth economy
- Sorting fact from fission: Can nuclear power solve climate change?
- Justice, ethics and organising the climate movement
- Climate litigation
- The faith scene – strengths and opportunities
- Protecting forests: how do we get it right?
For more information and to register for the Climate Summit 2010 visit their website:
People’s blockade of Newcastle Coal Port – 10am, Sunday 28 March, Horseshoe Beach Newcastle
There will be a rally outside State Parliament on Macquarie Street Sydney at 1pm, Thursday 25 February to launch the No New Coal campaign.
We will be calling on all parties in the State Parliament to commit to phasing out the use of coal due to its massive impact on the climate.
Coal is the number one source of carbon emissions and Australia is the world’s biggest exporter of coal. Most of our electricity is currently produced in coal-fired power stations. The current government is currently considering plans to build two new coal-fired power stations in NSW – absolute disaster for the climate.
The No New Coal campaign is a combination of climate action groups and environmental organisations who want a plan to phase out coal and make NSW the clean energy state.
Activists have been gathering signatures on a No New Coal petition, and this will be tabled in Parliament on 25 February.
If you believe it is important to phase out coal and switch to clean energy, like solar, wind and geothermal power, then please come along. Bring placards and banners.
Today climate activists held a clean coal demonstration on Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach. The activists tried to scrub clean coal on the beach, which proved impossible as ‘clean coal’ is a myth.
The NSW government is planning two new coal-fired power stations that, if approved, will substantially increase greenhouse emissions – a disaster for the climate.