On new researchpublished by Nature showing stating 95% of Australia’s coal reserves are unburnable by 2050 if the world is to have a 50% chance of avoiding global warming in excess of 2 degrees Celsius.
To save the Great Barrier Reef from an ‘In Danger’ listing, the Abbott Government needs to follow the World Heritage Committee’s recommendations, instead of telling other countries to back off, as reported today.
An international report out today, ‘The Fossil Fuel bailout: G20 subsidies for oil, gas and coal exploration’, shows the Abbott Government is giving the big mining companies billions of dollars in fossil fuel subsidies.
The Australian Greens want a strong and diverse economy that sets us up for the long term and does not undermine our environment and the wellbeing of our communities. The Greens are pushing for a rapid transition to 100% clean energy which includes a just transition away from fossil fuels. Continued reliance on polluting fossil fuels such coal and unconventional gas (including coal seam gas, shale gas and tight gas) is destroying our environment, risking our food security, skewing the economy and affecting local communities.
The Greens are taking action in the community and in the Parliament pushing for a ban on new coal mines or mine expansions, a national ban on fracking and stronger national laws to protect our precious water resources, farmland, rural communities and environment from the impacts of runaway mining.
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