Australia is still a climate fossil

December 11, 2015 at 10:59 am 1 comment

The Fossil of the Day awards are given each day at the UN climate talks. They are a great way for climate activists to expose who has done their best that day to spoil the climate talks.

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Fossil of the day trophy

At the 2014 climate talks, Australia won so many Fossil of the Day awards, that they were dubbed the Fossil of the Year (or the Colossal Fossil). And the same in 2013! Believe me, this is not an award that we should be winning.

This year, Australia is doing better. It took us 10 days to pick up a Fossil of the Day award (shared with Argentina).

Australia fossil of the day 2015 copy

Picture by John Englart from awards ceremony. (Yellow text added)

For a report on the Australian government’s intransigence on the issue of coal, see report in Renew Economy. For a report from John Englart (Climate Action Moreland’s reporter at the Paris talks) see here.

emoji to Julie Bishop

John Englart joins AYCC activists sending an emoji message to Julie Bishop

On December 10, the Fossil of the Day award was given to the Umbrella Group (a coalition of some non-EU developed countries, including Australia) along with the European Union. Check out the award ceremony here.

Australia also came THIRD LAST out of 58 countries on the 2015 Climate Change Performance Index. Clearly Australian climate activists must keep up the pressure on the Australian government. We are still one of the worst climate laggards.

You can check out the latest climate talks news from our reporter John Englart.

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