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Environment Global Crisis

Environment Global Crisis Fact Sheet 3 from the Search Foundation Green Jobs tackle global warming and the economic crash at the time. They can help us move towards a low carbon economy and provide opportunities for millions of workers around the world to be part of a ‘just transition’ to a fair society and a […]

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Climate action Canberra

CLIMATE ACTION CANBERRA WORLD ENVIRONMENT FESTIVAL and EMERGENCY CLIMATE CHANGE RALLY ONE PLANET, LAST CHANCE Countdown to Copenhagen 1pm, SATURDAY, 13 JUNE, Garema Place, Civic, ACT. We are facing a climate emergency. The time has come for you to take action to ensure a safe climate for you and your family. We urgently need strong […]

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McKnight on alternatives

David McKnight at the Crunchtime conference. Looking for an alternative at a time of crisis If we look back in a year’s time to our meeting today, I suspect we will say that we were (or are) living in a kind of phoney war period, a lull before a storm. We are on the brink […]

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Green New Deal

Ann Pettifor addressed the Crunch Time conference on Thursday 23rd April 2009 on The Green New Deal. http://www.crunchtime.org.au/ Ann Pettifor is executive director of Advocacy International. In the 1990s she helped Jubilee 2000 which succeeded in persuading a large swath of world public opinion, as well as world leaders, to cancel $100bn of debt owed […]

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New direction on environment crisis

John Connor CEO of The Climate Institute at the Crunchtime Conference gave a devastating critque of the Government’s plans to give 58 billion to polluters, with their inadequate targets for CO2 reduction and the failure of the private market ETS model. Details were given of a new direction needed for investmet in clean energy and […]

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Labor Environment Action Network

I attended this week the CrunchTime Policy Conference in Sydney put on by leading Progressive ThinkTanks. http://www.crunchtime.org.au/ In the coming blogs, I report on the speakers and organisations. Here LEAN, the Labor Environment Action Network. http://www.lean.net.au/ I had heard of LEAN in NSW and recently in Victoria, but it was the first time to experience […]

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Capitalist crisis:search roundtable

I attended this Search roundtable discussion on the capitalist and environmental crisis. Papers were most interesting; access them here. http://www.search.org.au/projects/roundtables/roundtable-iv/sydney Session 1 – The Crisis & Australia How did it happen? Will Australia suffer less than other OECD countries? What should be done to prevent working Australians from losing their homes? Assoc Prof Steve Keen, […]

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How the G-20 Can Pay for a Global Climate Deal

The G-20 summit convening in London on April 2 is preparing to create a quarter trillion dollars of brand new stimulus money to help poor countries battle the global recession. World leaders plan to use a little-known form of global currency to pay the freight, a currency known technically as “Special Drawing Rights” (SDRs) but […]

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Protest on environment

Leading climate scientist: ‘democratic process isn’t working’ Protest and direct action could be the only way to tackle soaring carbon emissions, James Hansen, NASA’s Chief Climate Scientist has said. He says that corporate lobbying has undermined democratic attempts to curb carbon pollution. “The democratic process doesn’t quite seem to be working.” Speaking on the eve […]

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