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A solar powered solution to save our koalas

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 24th July 2021 -  Solar power technology will help locate koalas when bushfires are approaching  With more than 60,000 koalas affected by last year’s summer bushfire crisis, a new project is harnessing

Human rights groups sign on to fight climate change

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 15th July 2021 -  “As a humanitarian organisation, we recognise that we have a responsibility and a collective responsibility to support climate change mitigation and adaptation” A refugee support

Australia drops to bottom of UN climate action ladder

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 6th July 2021 -  The nation scored poorly against fossil fuel use, and progress towards implementing a carbon price        Australia has ranked last on climate action out of nearly 200 countries,

In a landmark judgment, the Federal Court found the environment minister has a duty of care to young people

Contributor, Friday, 28th May 2021 -  Australia has been repeatedly criticised on the global stage for its stance on new coal and climate change more generally. Now, we may find the decisions made by its environment ministers

Ramping up solar and wind projects could slash Australian emissions by 80 per cent

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 17th March 2021 -  But experts say government must step up Doubling Australia’s solar and wind power projects could see a reduction in emissions by 80 per cent by 2040, new academic analysis suggests. 

Predictions for 2021: Philanthropy

Jack Heath, Wednesday, 17th February 2021 -  Jack Heath, CEO of Philanthropy Australia, shares some more or less, and different, predictions for 2021. After the year that was 2020, it’s a brave CEO that makes predictions for

Greta Thunberg effect: People familiar with young climate activist may be more likely to act

Contributor, Monday, 8th February 2021 -  A new study documents the influence of Greta Thunberg on the public’s motivation to act on climate change. She was declared Time magazine’s person of the year in the same month

When people work together we can achieve practically anything

David Ritter, Thursday, 10th December 2020 -  The climate emergency is an urgent existential challenge. But Jess Scully’s new book, Glimpses of Utopia, reminds us the situation is redeemable, with the application of ideas that

Environmental impact docos – a playlist

Contributor, Wednesday, 18th November 2020 -  Documentary Australia Foundation shines a spotlight on some of the most powerful documentaries on the environment and climate change, and where you can watch them. Using film as

Momentum grows for Steggall climate bill following US election result

Luke Michael, Monday, 9th November 2020 -  More than 100 organisations have written a joint letter to MPs asking them to support the bill, which has been backed by the NFP sector  Joe Biden’s US election victory should compel

Investors back push for stronger climate action

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 14th October 2020 -  The new Climate League is backed by investors that have over $850 billion under management  A group of Australian investing and super fund heavy weights are coming together to push

Young people send strong climate message

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 24th August 2020 -  “We see the world in a different light. Politicians need to start listening to us and taking action,” a youth leader says.   Nearly 90 per cent of young people say they feel unprepared
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