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Submission: Australia’s Technology Roadmap not enough to address the Climate Emergency

Climate Action Moreland submission on the Draft Australia Technology Roadmap. This is the document that Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor has been pushing. The document itself provides a survey of different technologies that can be used in address climate change. But it is insufficient. The decision processes that approve expansion of emissions (such as in new coal mines or gas extraction), or maintain present high pollution levels in existing sectorial processes needs also to be considered. Strategic Technology Roadmap is only one tool that should be used to driving climate action ambition to tackle the climate crisis. We have a climate emergency.

CAMoreland Technology Roadmap Submission (PDF)
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June 22, 2020 at 12:59 pm 1 comment

Moving towards zero waste in Moreland by 2030

Time to reduce our waste and the embedded emissions in waste to landfill. Moreland Council has already set a target of zero waste to landfill by 2030. Now we need to make this happen.

Everyone has heard about China refusing to take recycling with high levels of contaminants. We have also had huge stockpiles of recycling materials at Coolaroo in Hume Municipality which has resulted in a number of fires, with heavy smoke blowing over Moreland, residential evacuations, and contamination of Merlynston Creek waterway.

Each year the cost to Moreland ratepayers of the collection and landfilling of general waste from households amounts to over $6 million.

We need to get much better at recycling and reducing consumption with waste packaging and becoming more a circular economy.
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August 19, 2018 at 6:24 pm 1 comment


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Petition Dan Andrews on Climate Emergency

Sign the petition to Premier Dan Andrews to declare an Ecological and climate emergency declaration

What Lies Beneath

Read David Spratt’s What Lies beneath:
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Elephant in the Sky

New report on Aviation emissions and Australia, The Elephant in the Sky:
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Climate Reality Check

Read David Spratt's Climate Reality Check:
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Glasgow, Scotland COP26

UNFCCC climate conferenceNovember 1st, 2021
14 months to go.

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  • RT @EnviroVic: Very disappointing. The Vic govt has indefinitely delayed setting climate targets for 2025 & 2030. Job-creating climate sol… 1 week ago
  • RT @beyondzeronews: No one thought 2020 would look the way it does. We have an opportunity to seize this moment, to retool, reskill, and re… 1 week ago
  • RT @BillHareClimate: Oil Change International - We have entered the "end game" for oil with “permanent demand destruction”. Oil, gas compa… 1 week ago
  • RT @ActOnClimateVic: New onshore gas fields contrasts with the Vic Gov’s move to increase its Renewable Energy Target to 50% by 2030, and… 1 month ago
  • RT @GasfieldFreeVic: Gas recovery makes no sense. Why risk a stranded assest in Geelong? @VivaEnergy_au #energy #gas 1 month ago
  • RT @madrugada007: Australian banks 'undermining Paris agreement' with $7bn in fossil fuel loans: As if we ever needed another reason to le… 1 month ago
  • RT @AnnieKia: Huge opportunity missed. Governments could be EMPOWERING citizens to make cloth masks for public use in communities. ie WORK… 1 month ago
  • An important position to force the major parties to adopt more ambitious targets in #auspol. This is more in accor… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 1 month ago
  • RT @eastgippyforest: Claims from pro-logging MPs & groups that Bunnings' decision will cost hundreds of jobs are ridiculous & unfounded. Vi… 1 month ago

This is the current C02 in our atmosphere. We need to get it below 350 for a safe climate.

Current CO2 concentration in the atmosphere

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