Not having a robust Integrity Commission at a federal level enables more than rorting of grants programs, it’s blocking the serious climate action we need. Legal, but essentially corrupt behaviour, has empowered those businesses with the most to lose from a move towards clean energy.
In September 2020, eight young school strikers launched a world-first class action on behalf of 5 million young people. They alleged Australia’s Environment Minister had a duty of care to avoid causing them climate harm by approving a new coal project.
The NSW government is reviewing the building standards for the state and the new standards are open for public comment until 28 February. The reviews only happen every ten years so please join Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends in calling for these changes. No new gas connections to residential dwellings Change the status of gasContinue reading “Action of the Week”
For ten years many of the Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends have campaigned against coal and gas projects due to their emissions, the damage to the environment and the effects on climate change. We believe there was a tipping point in 2021. Most Australians accept that Climate Change is real, coal and gas mining areContinue reading “Nannas in Action in 2021”
The Traditional Owners of Zenadth Kes (the Torres Strait Islands and surrounding seas) are asking for our help to save their homelands from destruction by climate change. As the sea levels rise their homes, burial grounds, fresh water, crops and sacred sites are being damaged.
The following is the first of four articles compiled by the Sydney Knitting Nannas on how our councils can reduce emissions, minimise waste, get off gas and make their LGA more liveable.
This week in Glasgow global leaders need to go hard and go fast to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade. Yet in Australia there is no sign of a national action plan to reduce emissions and our 2030 target is a pathetic 26-28%. And instead of real action on climate change we haveContinue reading “LNP’s Pathetic 2030 Target”
Pollution from global military operations don’t have to be counted in global emissions reduction targets!
Very soon our Federal MPs will have to vote for or against real climate change action. Zali Steggall has amended the Climate Act Bill that failed last year – and in a good way! The new Bill sets an emissions reduction target of 60% by 2030 on 2005 levels. That’s more than double the onlyContinue reading “Climate Change Action”
Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends went to the city on a wet Friday afternoon to join the kids for their Climate Strike. In spite of the rain the numbers and enthusiasm was great. Nanna Keelah had the last say on Channel 9 News – Thousands of school students strike to demand climate change action