Dipti Bhatnagar, Climate Justice and Energy Program Coordinator for Friends of the Earth International, said:
“This year was supposed to be a major year for the climate – pledges made in Paris three years ago were to be ratcheted up to meet the need for early and steep emission cuts. Thanks to a weakened Talanoa Dialogue, climate ambitions are severely threatened, in addition to the dismantling of equity and the egregious fact that fossil fuel companies are sponsoring the Conference. We need a just transition away from fossil fuels and dirty energy to a just, clean, peoples’ energy system. We need to push for gender justice and for a world free from oppression and inequality.”
Dec 3rd: Friends of the Earth International is in Katowice bringing solutions to the climate crisis. We are launching People Power Now: An Energy Manifesto – 10 demands for a just energy transformation. If implemented these demands provide a pathway to a new, clean energy future for all, that contributes to keeping global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees.
But time is not on our side – inaction by successive governments at the UN and among national governments has left a narrow and shrinking window for action. Friends of the Earth International has, for decades, warned of the consequences of delay. There is deep frustration with this endless talking shop where polluters freely influence the debate, rich countries block the radical action needed for fossil fuel phase out in the North and finance for the South, while the planet warms and people live with the consequences.
This weekend Labor is holding their National Conference in Adelaide.
While Labor have been making the right noises over renewables, the Leader of the Opposition has been relatively quiet about Adani coal and fossil fuels in general.
Groups concerned about the proposed nuclear dump in SA, the continued government support for fossil fuels and oil exploration in the Bight want to show the ALP that they need to adopt sensible policies if they want our support.
South Australians are putting climate change on the agenda.
Join the rally outside the ALP National Conference at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 1-2pm on Sunday 16 December.
Labor’s climate plan must include moving Australia beyond fossil fuels to clean renewable energy.
- Stop Adani
- Stop oil exploration in the Great Australian Bight
- Stop fracking for gas
- Phase out the export of oil, gas and coal
This Conference is where the ALP will commit to the policies they’ll take to the Federal Election next year.
Join Friends (of the Earth) for a fossil fuel free future! Come along this Sunday to the Convention Centre on North Tce
8.30-10am Anti-Poverty Network’s Rally to Raise Newstart, No Dump Alliance & AYCC Stop Adani – Adelaide Convention Centre top of escalators
12:30 – 2pm No More Fossil Fuels Rally (say you’re coming and share with your friends on Facebook)
12:30pm – Uluru Statement from the Heart, led by former Uluru Working Group Co-chair Thomas Mayor.
2pm – Carols Against Coal (more info and livestream on Facebook)
The No Dump Alliance will have a table at the event… Read more >>