Getup’s Adelaide Election Launch, Tues 12, 6:45 at The Gov

From Getup:
Everyday people want action on climate change, a fairer society and they love our ABC. But time and again, the hard right’s toxic politics stand in the way.
Our polling shows this is making hard right MPs, like Abbott and Dutton, more vulnerable than ever before. But we need to start early and get to work in every corner of the country if we’re to have a chance against their big money politics.

Come to GetUp’s Adelaide Election Launch to learn about the power of ‘persuasive conversations’ with voters and how you can be part of it. It’s effective. It can be done from anywhere in the country. And it can only be done by a truly grassroots, people-powered movement.

Come along to our Adelaide Election Launch and learn about GetUp’s strategy to take on the hard right (proven and honed through several elections), find out what’s on the line, and how you can work with other locals to have the greatest impact.

Ready to make it happen? RSVP now to the Adelaide Election Launch in Hindmarsh on 12 February.

WHAT: Adelaide Election Launch
WHEN: Arrive 6:45pm for a 7pm start, Tuesday, 12 February
WHERE: The Gov, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, Adelaide, SA, 5007
WHO: Passionate Adelaide locals – please pass on this invitation!

Authorised by Paul Oosting, GetUp Ltd, Level 14, 338 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000.

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Electrifying Industry launch, 6pm Tues Feb 26

Beyond Zero Emissions’ new report, Electrifying Industry is a global first research project showing how manufacturing can be powered by renewables.

Hear from Beyond Zero Emissions, CEDAMIA, The Solar Project and 1414 Degrees on how renewables can drive the next wave of opportunity for Australian manufacturing.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 from 18:00-20:30 at The Joinery

Bookings essential (it’s free) at https://www.trybooking.com/BAOBM

Thank you to our event partners – CEDAMIA and The Solar Project.… Read more >>

Please tell our governments to regulate all new GM CRISPR

from the SAGFIN/Gene Ethics mailout

Please spend just a minute to email your state Minister at this link now.

It’s quick, simple and important to have your say!!

State and Territory Ministers will decide this month whether to retain GM CRISPR** regulation, or to declare open season on the makeup of all animals, plants, microbes and humans.

Last year, the world was shocked when a Chinese scientist used the new genetic modification (GM) technique CRISPR to produce the world’s first GM babies. Scientists globally condemned the research, saying it was too risky to use this technique in human embryos.

But now the Australian Government proposes to deregulate the use of CRISPR and other GM techniques in animals, plants and microbes.Read more >>

COP 24: Time is running out. We must build an alternative energy future for the people

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 Manifesto10 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.

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