As people living in Australia, our role in all this is clear. We must follow the leadership of the Pacific and fight to keep coal and gas in the ground. Adani’s mine, if it goes ahead, will open the Galilee Basin to thermal coal exporters - causing climate havoc, specifically to the people who did the very least to contribute to climate change. There are so many reasons to stop Adani’s mine and this fight has been a long, tiring one. But the Pacific leaders calls to action renews my energy to keep going. This fight is too important to sit on the sidelines at such a critical moment.
In order to secure an energy transition in Australia that treats workers and their communities with respect, while tackling climate change, our country needs more workplace rights, not less. AYCC acknowledges that unions continue to play a valuable role in the healthy functioning of our society and in defending the rights of working people - and their work needs to be protected.
If the incoming Coalition Government think they can continue ignoring questions about climate change and propping up the big polluters, they have another thing coming.
Why calling for a "climate emergency" is not climate justice
With the UK, Ireland and Iceland all just declaring a climate emergency and a global movement swelling around the demand (including Peter Garrett calling on the ALP to declare one if they win government), it’s worth taking a step back, checking our privilege and seeing that emergency powers being invoked rarely fairs well for people of colour or those on the margins of our society.
Response to Daily Telegraph attack piece about AYCC’s support of the School Strike 4 Climate
In a shocking expose by the Daily Telegraph today, the Youth Climate Coalition has been found to be supporting youth climate activism 😱 The AYCC is proud to support the incredible school students striking for their right to a liveable climate on March 15.