How we respond to the spiraling climate emergency

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An hour on 94.7 The Pulse about climate emergency, the Break Free campaign, divestment, civil disobedience …and knitting.

Guests in the studio:
Jesse Nicolle Kalic and Darcy Poulton, students who were ‘locked on’ at a recent divestment campaign at University of Melbourne. Jesse is one of the group’s media coordinators

Georgie Nicolson, knitting pattern designer promoting the WARM knitting project

On the phone:
Peter Rae, former Australian senator who represented the Liberal Party for the state of Tasmania from 1967 til 1986. President of the World Wind Energy Association

Carol Ride, Psychology for a Safe Climate

Audio clips:
Richard Di Natale, clip from his ‘national emergency address’ at the National Press Club
• Two minute clip from the new 40-minute film ‘Disobedience’


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“We’re playing with fire and our children and generations to come will get burnt.‬”
Charlie Schaffer



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Content of this hour

Links, excerpts and more information about what we talked about in this Sustainable Hour


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Peter Rae: Call for education and media support


Click on player to listen the audio excerpt: phone interview with Peter Rae

“We need an education program. This requires the media to be able to inform people accurately what the facts are and what the solutions are.”
Peter Rae


Peter Rae represented the Liberal Party in Parliament for the state of Tasmania from 1967 til 1986. He is president of the World Wind Energy Association.



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Carol Ride: Help people facing the reality


Click on player to listen the audio excerpt: phone interview with Carol Ride

» More information about Carol Ride on www.climatemediacentre.org.au

» More information about Psychology for a Safe Climate on www.psychologyforasafeclimate.org



Upcoming event in Geelong: 

Facing the Heat: Exploring conversations on climate change

May Geelong Green Drinks

Geelong Sustainability’s monthly social networking event – Geelong Green Drinks – on Wednesday 25 May will be an interactive workshop, which is very appropriate given the forthcoming federal election.

As people begin to accept the seriousness and urgency of climate change they often feel the urge to spark conversations with family, friends, colleagues, or even strangers, only to discover it’s not always as easy as expected. Climate change conversations are not just about rational scientific debate. They touch upon people’s identity, values and emotions. The conversations we have can either feel draining or nurturing. The more we have draining conversations the more risk we are of dropping out or burning out. This experiential workshop will allow both a playful delve into conversations and a reflective nourishing space to consider the process of conversation and how to manoeuvre in those more tricky moments.

The workshop will be facilitated by practicing psychologists: Carol Ride and Ben Nisenbaum from Psychology for a Safe Climate.

Geelong Sustainability’s monthly Green Drinks is a great way to learn about what’s new and happening in our region and to connect with others working in the sustainability sector. Don’t miss this informative social get together. See you there!
Entry just $2 – Finger food & tastings provided – Drinks at bar prices

WHEN: Wednesday 25 May 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30pm.
WHERE: Beav’s Bar, 77 Little Malop St, Geelong

Please register for catering purposes 

» More information: May Geelong Green Drinks





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White House report on the impacts of climate change on human health

The effects of global climate change on mental health and well-being are integral parts of the overall climate-related human health impacts. Mental health consequences of climate change range from minimal stress and distress symptoms to clinical disorders, such asanxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and suicidality. Other consequences include effects on the everyday life, perceptions, and experiences of individuals and communities attempting to understand and respond appropriately to climate change and its implications.

The mental health and well-being consequences of climate change related impacts rarely occur in isolation, but often interact with other social and environmental stressors. The interactive and cumulative nature of climate change effects on health, mental health, and well-being are critical factors in understanding the overall consequences of climate change on human health.

» www.health2016.globalchange.gov

White House report in infographics

The White House report ‘The Climate and Health Assessment’ connects the dots between climate change and its consequences for the American public’s health. But like many reports, it can get a little dense. Read this post to find out the key findings from the report illustrated in infographics

The report is also one of the first of its kind to study how climate change impacts mental health, noting that people “exposed to climate- or weather-related natural disasters experience stress reactions and serious mental health consequences, including symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depressions, and general anxiety.”

It’s also important to note that lower-income communities, children, the elderly, and some communities of color are disproportionately affected by extreme weather. Just as Pope Francis has said, “The deterioration of the environment and society affect the most vulnerable people on the planet.”



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Breaking free from fossil fuels


‘Break Free’ was a global wave of peaceful, direct actions lasting for 12 days will take place across six continents targeting the world’s most dangerous fossil fuel projects.

In the Phillipines archbishop Arguelles of Lipa lead a mobilisation of over 10,000 Filipinos to demand the closure of coal power plants across the country and oppose the building of new ones. The Archbishop announced: “It is time to end the age of coal.”

» Bill McKibben: The time has come to turn up the heat on those who are wrecking planet Earth, The Guardian, 4 May 2016




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Fossil Free Melbourne Uni

Fossil Free Melbourne Uni is a campaign trying to get The University of Melbourne to drop it’s investments in coal, oil and gas, because our society’s addiction to fossil fuels is cooking the planet. They have been running for three years now and have the support of over 4,000 staff, students and alumni.

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» Website: www.fossilfreemu.org
» Facebook: www.facebook.com/FossilFreeCampusMU
» Twitter: @fossilfreemu
» Instagram: fossilfreemu

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Jesse and Darcy’s points
To stay below the politically agreed 2°C of global warming, 80 per cent of current fossil fuel reserves need to stay in the ground. Yet fossil fuel companies not only plan to extract and sell their existing reserves but are exploring ever more sensitive territory to find new ones, thus ruining any chance of securing a safe planet. This is why we need to take away their social license to pollute.

Universities have divested from tobacco and apartheid South Africa in the past. Now it’s time that they divested from fossil fuels. Universities have a moral obligation as progressive, public institutions to help us break free from dirty fossil fuels and transition to a clean energy economy.

Students at University of Melbourne have been running a divest campaign for three years, and the university has been stalling on action on climate change for all three years. They have over 4,000 petition signatures and 97 per cent of student voted yes to divestment in a 2014 referendum. The campaigners are not a minority of students.

An upcoming Sustainability Plan at University of Melbourne provides the perfect opportunity for the university to align its actions with its principles, but they need to facilitate a genuinely participatory consultation process, because, as Jess and Darcy say: “We are not going away.”




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New film: ‘Disobedience’

Published on youtube.com
» See more at www.watchdisobedience.com


The American group Environmental Action wrote:
“Last year was the hottest ever recorded, and the impacts are already being felt by communities from South Florida to the coast of Oregon. From rising sea levels to extreme storms, the need to act on climate change has never been more urgent. But this could also be the perfect moment to act because fossil fuel companies around the world are reeling from low prices, and the impact of many world governments finally waking up and beginning to act on climate. Exxon is under investigation, coal companies are going out of business, and coal executives are going to jail.

This is the moment to stand up, act out, and demand that world leaders take action to keep fossil fuels in the ground. World leaders signed the Paris climate accords on Earth Day promising to take action to limit global warming between 1.5–2°C. But so far, that promise is all talk, no action. To make it real, we need all new fossil fuel projects to be shelved and existing infrastructure needs to be replaced immediately with renewable energy. We simply have to keep coal, oil and gas in the ground and accelerate the transition to 100 percent renewable energy.

All over the world, our allies and neighbors are standing up and risking everything to demand bold action. In many places over the next two weeks, we’ll be intensifying the call to keep it in the ground through peaceful, civil disobedience. It will be big, it will be powerful, and it will make history. The only question is what side will you be standing on – starting right now.”

» Click here to sign on:
www.environmental-action.webaction.org


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“The great fight of our time”

“There is a fight underway, and it is the great fight of our time. The arc of the physical universe is short, and it bends towards heat. If we don’t win soon, we do not win. So that’s why the urgency is so deep. That’s why people are doing things that no-one should have to do.”
Bill McKibben


» New Matilda – 24 April 2016:
Sketching The Fight: Bill McKibben On How To Save The Planet
“In the “dark shadow of what’s happened in the Great Barrier Reef,” prominent climate activist Bill McKibben has urged Australians to join in plans to shut down the world’s largest coal port in Newcastle this May.”



» The Guardian – 13 May 2016:
Civil disobedience is the only way left to fight climate change



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Protecting the atmospheric commons

At a first glance this article may not seem related to the climate emergency petition directly, because it circles around the topic of civil disobedience, but I believe the information it provides is important to understand and keep in mind for members of this group. Because what we in particular need to understand – as a movement building support for a parliamentarian Climate Emergency Declaration – is that…:

“As trustee, the government has a strict “fiduciary duty” to the owners — the citizen beneficiaries. This legal duty requires government officials to act in the citizens’ interest, with “the highest duty of care.”

Our officials have no legal right to harm the public trust for the benefit a corporation or other private interest — no matter how politically powerful it may be.

This fundamental principle is embodied in the laws and constitutions of countries around the world. It was codified in the Institutes of Justinian, issued by the Roman Emperor in 535 A.D., which stated, “By the law of nature these things are common to mankind — the air, running water, the sea and consequently the shores of the sea.”

Use of the Public Trust Doctrine for climate protection has been pioneered by young people represented by Our Children’s Trust, who have brought lawsuits or rulemaking petitions in every U.S. state, against the federal government, and in countries around the world, to require governments to act on their public trust duty to protect the climate, and to protect fundamental constitutional rights.

Climate protesters can proudly proclaim that they are actually climate protectors, upholding the law embedded in the Public Trust.

Those who blockade coal-fired power plants or sit down at the White House to protest fossil fuel pipelines can — and should — insist that they are exercising their fundamental constitutional rights to life and liberty and their responsibility to protect the atmospheric commons they own along with all of present and future humankind.

Those who perpetrate climate change, and those who allow them to do so, should not be able to claim that the law is on their side.”

As such, the so-called ‘protestors’ involved in civil disobedience actions, (many of who were being arrested and will now be prosecuted in large numbers in the coming months) should be defined – within the movement as well as to the public, and the courts – not as criminals but as law-enforcers trying to halt governments and corporations from committing the greatest crime in human history.

“The people of the world have a right, indeed a duty, to demand that our governments protect the Public Trust we own in common — the earth’s climate, in order to exercise our constitutional rights to life, liberty and property.”

» Read the full article on www.commondreams.org


A struggle

Environmentalism has failed. The planet now needs a movement far more radical,” writes Wen Stephenson in The Nation. He goes on:

“Like more and more of us who are fighting for climate justice, I am engaged in a struggle — a struggle — for the fate of humanity and of life on Earth. Not a polite debate around the dinner table, or in a classroom, or an editorial meeting — or an Earth Day picnic. I’m talking about a struggle. A struggle for justice on a global scale. A struggle for human dignity and human rights for my fellow human beings, beginning with the poorest and most vulnerable, far and near. A struggle for my own children’s future—but not only my children, all of our children, everywhere. A life-and-death struggle for the survival of all that I love. Because that is what the climate fight and the fight for climate justice is. That’s what it is.

Because, I’m sorry, this is not a test. This is really happening. The Arctic and the glaciers are melting. The great forests are dying and burning. The oceans are rising and acidifying. The storms, the floods—the droughts and heat waves—are intensifying. The breadbaskets are parched and drying. And all of it faster and sooner than scientists predicted. The window in which to act is closing before our eyes.”

» Read more in www.thenation.com



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  BREAK FREE OF COAL:  

Losing its social licence

“Whatever coal industry leaders think of the protests, they must realise that their industry is losing its social licence. Passing tougher anti-protest laws, as the state government has done, is not the answer when the public has such genuine and logical disquiet.”
Editorial in Newcastle Herald on 8 May 2016, ‘An election announcement in Canberra, a climate protest in Newcastle’



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Senator Richard Di Natale’s National Press Club Address

Spot on when senator Richard Di Natale says:

“What we’re experiencing now are political leaders in this country who are standing by while our natural heritage is being destroyed, standing by while our children are being robbed of their future prosperity and standing by while a national emergency is unfolding.”

But… is this reflected in The Green’s election policy?

The Greens want a 63-82 per cent cut to carbon emissions, compared to what they were in 2005, and 90 per cent renewable energy by 2030.

The Coalition’s policy is a 26-28 per cent cut on 2005 emission levels by 2030 through its multi-billion dollar emissions reduction fund and 23 per cent clean energy production by 2020, while Labor has proposed 45 per cent cut on 2005 levels through emissions trading and restrictions on land clearing.

None of this reflects the kind of emergency situation we are facing. If The Greens truly recognise we have a “national emergency” then they should also be honest enough to acknowledge that the kind of emergency measures we need to take will require nonpartisan unity in the Parliament. This is above politics, it is a above election rhetoric.

Rhetorically, Richard Di Natale’s got it all in place, but as an isolated minority party leader, he and his party unfortunately won’t be able to accomplish much. The overall political climate in Australia has got to change.

“If this election is to be about one thing, it has to be about who has the courage, who has the vision, to stand up to the big polluters, to take the necessary action to prevent catastrophic global warming, and to transition our economy away from those industries that brought us prosperity over the last century, but won’t deliver us future prosperity going into this century.”
Richard Di Natale – National Press Club Address [7:49–8:11]

» Transcript

» More info on www.greens.org.au/npc

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Climate disruption


Bad news folks: Global temperatures are spiralling towards 2°C. The Australian government’s attack on renewable energy and climate policy tokenism have made the situation worse.

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Every new coalmine is a death sentence for something or someone

“We cannot keep heading in the same direction and then perform some miraculous handbrake turn just before we reach “catastrophic climate change”. Climate change is already catastrophic, and it’s going to get more catastrophic. The faster we get our act together the more we will save, but every delay in cleaning up our act, every new coalmine and every new airport, is a death sentence for something or someone.”
John Sauven in The Guardian on 8 May 2016




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» ABC – 2 May 2016:
Acidic oceans are dissolving shells of tiny sea snails, researchers find



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“Is the Great Barrier Reef on death row? The answer must be yes.”

» Climate Code Red – 9 May 2016:
After record, mind-numbing coral bleaching, what would it take to “Save the Reef”?



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Sky News: What happens as the world warms up

Climate Change: What Happens If The World Warms Up By 5°C?

Published on youtube.com on 3 December 2015
“With forests burning, rivers vanishing and continents carved up by toxic oceans, a world where global temperatures have risen by six degrees would be a bleak one – and almost no environment could sustain human life.”

Climate Change: What Happens If The World Warms Up By 4°C?

Published on youtube.com on 29 November 2015
“After the devastating effects of a 3°C rise in global temperatures, it may become impossible to stop increasing rises.”

Climate Change: What Happens If The World Warms Up By 3°C?

Published on youtube.com on 29 November 2015
“Even if global warming is limited to 2°C, the chances of avoiding a 3°C increase are slim – and that could set off a devastating spiral of climate change.”

Climate Change: What Happens If The World Warms Up By 2°C?

Published on youtube.com on 29 November 2015
“Two degrees is the target for limiting the global temperature increase. But even that limit will have a dramatic effect on the world’s climate.”

Sky News suggests there is a still a carbon budget left. But reality is, there isn’t any budget left.




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“As to why climate deniers are so common, that’s simple. A group of self-interested companies and individuals set out on a course of creating uncertainty about climate change far beyond any that existed a couple of decades ago. It worked. Sadly.”

» CleanTechnica – 2 May 2016:
Climate Change Deniers Are Getting Angrier, and Here’s Why



Renewable energy solutions




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Germany: 90% renewables

On 8 May 2016 at 11am local time, the total output of German solar, wind, hydropower, and biomass reached 55 gigawatts (GW), just short of the 58 GW consumed by every light bulb, washing machine, water heater and personal computer humming away on Sunday morning.

Germany is the fourth-largest economy on the planet. Germany’s $3.7 trillion GDP beats the economic output of any other country in Europe or, for that matter, any U.S. state. Sunday’s spike in renewable output shows that wind and solar can keep pace with the demands of an economic powerhouse. What’s more, the growth of clean energy has tracked the growth of Germany’s economy.

» ThinkProgress – 9 May 2016:
The 4th Largest Economy In The World Just Generated 90 Percent Of The Power It Needs From Renewables



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RayGen to develop utility-scale solar PV tower plant in Victoria

Melbourne-based solar technology company RayGen Resources says it will convert its pilot solar PV plant in Newbridge, Victoria into a utility-scale facility, after being granted $2.9 million from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.
The $5.9 million project will extend the Newbridge plant using RayGen’s PV Ultra technology, which uses low-cost mirrors to track and reflect the sun onto an ultra-efficient solar PV receiver located on the top of a central tower.

Heinz Dahl wrote:
“This is what we should do using the disused Anglesea coal mine and use the current infrastructure to generate clean energy to convert Geelong into 100% renewable!”

» www.reneweconomy.com.au



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Solar starts edging out coal in China

The world’s largest coal supplier is building a giant solar plant
Shenua Group’s gigawatt of new solar is an important milestone in China’s push to replace coal with renewables. The Shenhua Group is the largest coal producer in China. The group is partnering with Californian-based SolarReserve, a company that builds utility-scale solar power plants with energy storage, on a new plant that will generate 1 gigawatt of power. That’s small compared to Shenhua’s 65 gigawatts of total generating capacity, but an important milestone in China’s push to replace coal with renewables.

» See more: Gizmodo

French oil company entering battery business

After buying SunPower in 2011, Total is speeding up its expansion in renewables
Total, the French oil giant, is buying French battery maker Saft Groupe SA in a $1.1 billion deal. Total CEO Patrick Pouyanne described Saft as becoming Total’s “spearhead in electricity storage.” The purchase allows Total to speed up its expansion in renewables, which began in 2011 with its purchase of solar-panel maker SunPower Corp.

» Total to buy battery maker Saft in push to expand clean energy: Bloomberg

American carbon emissions down

Economy Grows While Emissions Drop: Carbon emissions from the energy sector fell last year to 12 percent below the critical benchmark year of 2005, according to a government report. The Energy Information Administration credited the drop to a switch from coal to natural gas by many power plants as well as warmer weather, though renewable energy also grew at a brisk pace. The economy is 15 percent larger than it was in 2015, but the United States used 15 percent less energy per unit of gross domestic product and produces 23 percent fewer emissions, according to the Energy Information Administration.

Germany hits 90 per cent renewable power for a day

The world’s fourth largest economy reached a new milestone last Sunday by generating 90 percent of its electricity using renewable power. Even though Germany has about the same sunshine levels as Alaska, it is an unlikely leader in solar. The spike in renewable output shows that wind and solar can keep pace with the demands of an economic powerhouse while clean energy tracks with the growth of Germany’s economy.

» Read more: ThinkProgress

2015 was a record-breaking year in clean energy

Investments in renewables last year rose 5 per cent, to $285.9 billion, exceeding the previous record of $278.5 billion reached in 2011, according to a report from BNEF and the Frankfurt School.

» Read more: The Hill



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Grattan Institute about Australia’s energy future

After a decade of toxic political debate, Australia has an opportunity to forge a stable, saleable and effective policy on climate change that both major parties can support, according to Grattan’s latest report, Climate phoenix: a sustainable Australian climate policy. The report sets out a road map for change that builds on the Coalition’s current climate policies while increasing the speed at which Australia’ moves toward its long-term emissions targets. 

While an economy-wide carbon price remains the ideal climate policy, pragmatism and urgency demand a practical, next-best approach, writes Energy Program Director Tony Wood in The Australian Financial Review.

Grattan’s road map is designed to ensure both environmental credibility and the policy predictability essential to attract investment in clean technology. The road map seeks to break Australia’s climate impasse by allowing the Government to maintain and strengthen its Emissions Reduction Fund and associated Safeguard Mechanism yet also creating an opportunity for Labor to adopt a version of the policy, writes Energy Fellow David Blowers in RenewEconomy.

There are broader challenges for energy access, use, and pricing given climate change. But there are signs that energy markets are responding, as Tony Wood discussed with a number of panellists in an event co-hosted with Curtin University.



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 ADDITIONAL: 

In other news

Our notes of the week: news stories and coming events which we also had hoped to mention in this Sustainable Hour


  DIVESTMENT:  

City of Stirling in WA divests

West Australia’s largest council divests $176 million from fossil fuels

The biggest council in Western Australia – with a population of over 220,000 and holdings of $176 million – has divested. The City of Stirling has become the 21st council in Australia to divest, and the 5th in Western Australia.

This is entirely thanks to the tireless and formidable work of 350.org Perth who have been perfectly combining inside track lobbying with outside track shows of community support for rejecting coal, gas, and oil investments

The biggest council in Western Australia – the City of Stirling – this week announced their bold rejection of fossil fuels by unanimously voting to move their $176 million investments away from coal, oil and gas. The same week the Federal Government unveiled a budget that doesn’t mention climate change once, the largest local government area in Western Australia’s decision to reject fossil fuels is a strong repudiation of Federal climate inaction.

“The moral case against fossil fuels is getting stronger and stronger,” said local resident Michael Fab. “I’m pleased and proud to see the City of Stirling commit to turn their back on this destructive industry.”

“I’m astounded that on the back of the hottest year on record, the Great Barrier Reef dying in front of our eyes, and horrific bushfires, that the Federal Government have announced no clear climate policy. It is therefore up to local government like the City of Stirling to pick up the slack.”

“The councillors have shown true leadership this week in this decision and are a model for other councils to follow. Fossil fuel shares are in free fall around the world. This is a very wise decision the council has made on behalf of its 220,000 residents.”

Stirling’s divestment followed a concerted campaign by the local group 350.org Perth. It is part of a broader movement to get organisations to move their money away from fossil fuels.

“As we head towards a federal election, it’s time our elected representatives in Canberra took their lead from the work of local governments across Australia who are getting on with the job of tackling climate change,” 350.org Australia divestment campaigner, Isaac Astill, said.

In committing to divest, the City of Stirling joins over 500 institutions worldwide, representing US$3.4 trillion. They include the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund, the Australian Capital Territory, and the Universities of Monash, Oxford and Stanford.

» Local media coverage: www.perthvoiceinteractive.com and www.communitynews.com.au

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» More information about Stiling’s divestment on www.350.org.au

» See the full City of Stirling divestment motion



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  DIVESTMENT:  

First capital in the wold to divest

“Copenhagen is at the forefront of world cities in the green transition, and we are working hard to become the world’s first CO2 neutral capital in 2025. Therefore it seems totally wrong for the municipality to still be investing in oil, coal and gas. We must change that.”
Frank Jensen, Copenhagen’s mayor





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Bipartisanship’s economic benefits

“The most critical thing is to achieve clear bipartisanship; continued political deadlock and disagreement increases uncertainty and means investors need a higher rate of return. Bipartisan policy gives you real economic benefits, and uncertainty costs as least as much as any difference in the estimated costs of meeting the targets proposed by each of the major parties.”
Warwick McKibbin, former Reserve Bank of Australia board member


» The Guardian – 30 April 2016:
Climate policy uncertainty could cost as much as 1% of GDP, report finds
“Bipartisanship on climate policy would bring ‘real economic benefits’, former Reserve Bank board member Warwick Mckibbon says”



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UN’s Paris climate deal could enter into force this year

Operational UN global warming pact would be a significant step on path to a safe and stable climate, but requires careful management says former Marshall Islands advisor. The states agreed simply that it will enter into force thirty days after at least 55 countries, representing at least 55% of global emissions, ratify it.

» www.climatechangenews.com
“To discover that it can be brought into force years earlier than expected is hopefully a rude shock to the fossil fuel industry. For everyone else, it should be a cause for considerable excitement – and action.”



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When will we stop?

“The modern society is like heroin. Most are addicted to it and are doing somewhere between nothing and very little to stop that addiction, even though they know it is bad for our children and the planet. Really, really bad.
Most addicts do not stop up before they hit the bottom with a bang. Like when a car hit a roadside tree.
When will we stop? What’s your limit?”
Jens-André P. Herbener




Petitions and pledges

Petitions and pledges we encourage you to sign, endorse and promote


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Climate emergency petition

In The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse last week, we talked with Margaret Hender who told us about the new ‘petition-storm’ which calls for a non-partisan parliamentarian climate emergency declaration and a World War Two-like society-wide mobilisation to combat the dangers of rising temperatures and ecological collapse.

» Listen to the interview with Margaret Hender

» See more at:
www.climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour119
www.facebook.com/ClimateEmergencyMobilisation

» Sign the petition: www.climatesafety.net/petition




Pledge to vote for a ‘clean’ candidate

» ACF: Pledge to vote for a candidate who will act on pollution, energy and our reef

ACF encourages you to pledge that you will vote for a candidate who will: 

• Support clean energy
• Cut pollution
• Protect our reefs, rivers, forests and wildlife.

They write:
“Let’s grow a huge wave of people power to demand candidates from all political parties protect our beautiful reef from climate pollution. 

This election, our politicians will make a choice that will define our future for generations.  Will they listen to the big polluters who are destroying our reefs? Or will they choose a world with clean energy where our reefs and our grandchildren can thrive?

When candidates see just how many people pledge to vote for what matters, they’ll know they must get serious about protecting our living world.”



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