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Wills MP Peter Khalil urges urgent action on climate change

Peter Khalil

Federal MP for Wills Peter Khalil has made his first speech in 2020 on February 6 highlighting need for strong climate action. The community of Moreland is right behind him in this regard.
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February 8, 2020 at 1:21 pm Leave a comment

Moreland summer temperatures increasing with global heating

Moreland’s Average Maximum January temperature trend


“In Moreland, January’s average top temperature is up 2.4C since 1971.” says Dr Allie Gallant, a climate scientist from Monash University.

“Last year was Australia’s hottest year on record, with an annual average temperature 1.52C above normal. It was also the driest year on record, with national rainfall 40% below normal. Much of the country was affected by drought. The drought worsened dangerous fire conditions, contributing to the devastating bushfire season we’re seeing now.” said Gallant as reported in the Moreland Leader (January 27, 2020).
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February 6, 2020 at 11:43 pm Leave a comment

Moreland Community response on Bushfires and climate action

On January 9 a community meeting was held at the Coburg Town Hall called by Emily and Sam of CERES Joe’s Market Garden.

About 50 people were present from across the community from various local community organisations.

There was Grieving and brainstorming about what we can do for short term and long term climate action.
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January 16, 2020 at 3:07 pm Leave a comment

Bushfires a threshold event, a climate tipping point in real time says climate expert

Michael Mann on ABC News

“Heartbreaking the damages that has been done” says visiting distinguished climate scientist Michael Mann on the bushfires across Australia. He articulated the comnnection between bushfires and climate change “is not rocket science”.
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January 8, 2020 at 11:11 pm 1 comment

Climate change bushfire Solidarity Sit Down November 29 – #climatestrike

Keep Friday November 29th free to attend or support the Student Climate Strike ‘This is #climatechange Solidarity Sit Down action in Melbourne:

When: Friday, November 29, 2019 at 2:30 PM – 4 PM
Expected weather: 10–19°C Rain Showers
Where: Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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November 20, 2019 at 11:14 am Leave a comment

CAMoreland signs on to Loss and Damages statement for COP25

Tacloban after Typhoon Haiyan

COP25 is coming up (Dec 2-13, 2019) to be held now in Madrid, Spain, and one of the main items up for negotiation is loss and damage – when the impacts of climate change go beyond what it is possible to adapt to, with a particular focus on most vulnerable countries.

This is an issue that Pacific countries, particularly Vanuatu and Timor Leste, have been very vocal on. Unsurprisingly, Australia continues to be one of the worst countries on this issue.
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November 11, 2019 at 1:24 am Leave a comment

Moreland Council capital expenditure on climate projects and the Neighbourwoods Program

Solar PV installed on Fawkner Library

Perusing the Governance report in the Council agenda for the October 2019 Council meeting there was an item for capital works climate change expenditure of $990,000 but no detail what this expenditure was actually for.
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October 30, 2019 at 2:14 am Leave a comment

Protest at Coburg Tradelink Plumbing: a local link to Adani coal mine

Protesting Adani at Tradelink Coburg

On Saturday Climate Action Moreland participated in an action outside Tradelink Plumbing Supplies in Sussex Street, Coburg. It was one of at least 25 protests around Australia tyargeting Tradelink. Tradelink is owned by Fletcher Building, a New Zealand multinational which is seeking contracts to supply materials for construction of the Adani Carmichael coal mine.

We were encouraging customers to boycott the store in future. When we arrived we went inside and spoke briefly to the staff and gave them information on our protest, and urged them to pass our message up the line.
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October 21, 2019 at 11:04 am Leave a comment

Moreland Council fails to take climate emergency seriously on procurement policy Adani amendment

Cr Kavanagh opposing a motion on changing procurement policy on Adani


The Labor and independant Councillors on Moreland Council let down the community on walking the talk on climate action over coal and the Adani Carmichael mine in this time of climate emergency.

There was a notice of motion to amend Council’s Procurement policy to exclude dealings with any company that enters into contractual work with Adani. In her introductory comments Cr Abboud highlighted that she was asked by Australian Conservation Foundation to put a notice of motion to Council for companies contracted to work on the Adani coal mine.

After a debate, the motion was defeated.
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October 9, 2019 at 11:47 pm 1 comment

“We all need to become everyday climate warriors”: Award to Climate Action Moreland Convenor

John Englart with Mayor Cr Abboud and Cr Riley with Environmental Sustainability Award

John Englart, Convenor of Climate Action Moreland, received the annual Moreland Award for Environmental Sustainability at the Moreland Awards on 1st October, 2019 for his advocacy in climate action. More than 200 people attended the awards event at the Coburg Town Hall.

Previous to his award, John Englart’s name was mentioned during the evening ceremonies as part of three advisory groups: Sustainable Moreland Advisory Group, Moreland Transport Advisory Committee, Community Advisory Reference Group (on level crossing removal).

John has been a resident of Brunswick, Coburg North and Fawkner for 29 years, publishing on climate science and the need for action since 2004, and active in Climate Action Moreland since 2012. He has attended as an NGO Observer for Climate Action Network Australia the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Annual conferences in Paris in 2015 (COP21), Marrakech in 2016 (COP22), and Bonn in 2017 (COP23).

Here is John’s acceptance speech to the Awards night audience:
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October 2, 2019 at 10:14 am Leave a comment

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