Congratulations to Lizzie Blandthorn and Tim Read being elected to #springst

The Victorian state election is over and two of Moreland’s state MP’s signed the climate emergency declaration during the campaign: Labor’s Lizzie Blandthorn in Pascoe Vale, and the Greens Tim Read in Brunswick.

The first important step for our elected representatives is to acknowledge the problem, that we have a climate crisis, a climate emergency, that requires a level of emergency climate planning and action.

We are glad and congratulate that two of our three Legislative Assembly representatives have acknowledged the problem and in the coming four years expect they will act in their respective parties and in parliament to ramp up climate action consistent with climate science and climate targets. The citizens of Moreland expect nothing less.
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December 5, 2018 at 4:08 pm Leave a comment

Snap Action: #StopAdani Saturday 8 December

Treat the climate crisis as a crisis – Stop Adani


The fight to stop Adani’s coal mine is at a critical turning point.

The coal corporation has announced that they are self financing the project, and want to start digging coal before Christmas. By Adani saying that they have the money to start work immediately, it looks like they are trying to pressure the government to wrap up the approvals process before the next federal election.

Which means we need to put pressure on our politicians to act now.

Where: State Library, Melbourne
When: Saturday 8 December 10.30am
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December 5, 2018 at 3:14 am Leave a comment

Melbourne school kids climate strike on November 30

School strike – climate strike

School kids in Melbourne are going on climate strike this Friday, 30 November, and gathering outside the Victorian Parliament.

Climate Action Moreland endorses this action by youth challenging our leaders to ramp up action on emissions reduction, renewables rollout as part of the energy transition, more funding to public transport and cycling to increase transport mode share change and reduce transport emissions.

We have a climate emergency that needs rapid transformative action. The recent IPCC 1.5C report makes that abundantly clear.
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November 29, 2018 at 12:55 am 1 comment

Vote Climate in the Victorian state election 2018

Our index page for the Victorian state election in 2018 and our campaign on climate change and climate action. Climate Action Moreland campaigns on climate issues for the state electorates of Brunswick, Pascoe Vale and Broadmeadows, and the Northern Metro Region (Upper House).

Update Note: 29 November: Brunswick count continuing with the Greens candidate Tim Read 350 votes ahead of Labor’s Cindy O’Connor. Pascoe Vale count continuing with sitting MP Labor’s Lizzie Blandthorn likely to be easily returned on preferences. Pascoe Vale was previously a safe Labor seat.

In the Upper House it is likely the Greens will be reduced from 5 MLCs to just 1 MLC (Samantha Ratnam), due to the tight preferencing of minor parties using group voting tickets. The Counting is continuing for the Legislative Council.

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November 27, 2018 at 6:51 pm Leave a comment

Vanuatu warns fossil fuel companies could be sued over climate change

Vanuatu’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ralph Regenvanu announces action against fossil fuel companies

PORT VILA, Vanuatu, 22 Nov, 2018 – Vanuatu is considering suing fossil fuel companies that continue to contribute to climate change, the nation’s foreign minister has warned, in what could be a world first legal action by a climate vulnerable country.

This morning at the Climate Vulnerable Forum’s Virtual Summit, Vanuatu’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ralph Regenvanu, said his country is exploring legal actions against the world’s most polluting fossil fuel corporations and countries facilitating the industry for their roles in creating catastrophic climate change.
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November 23, 2018 at 9:04 am Leave a comment

Call to end logging in Victorian Forests by Indigenous nations #Voteforests

Sovereign indigenous clans ifrom Taungurong, Wurundjeri and Gunai Kurnai statement on sovereignty, land and forests

Aboriginal clans and families from the Taungurong, Wurundjeri and Gunai Kurnai peoples read a statement on sovereignty, land use and forests which called for a moratorium on the logging of Victorian forests by the Victorian Government. Conservation of Victoria’s native forests raises concerns over presercving our water, a safe climate and preventing species extinction.

The statement was met with a standing ovation from the packed crowd in the Brunswick Town Hall who had come to hear and discuss the Future of Victoria’s Forests in an event organised by Brunswick Friends of the forests.
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November 22, 2018 at 9:12 pm 2 comments

Climate survey of Candidates in #Vicvotes #Brunswick #PascoeVale #Broadmeadows

Climate Action Moreland has conducted surveys of candidates for the Victorian State Election in November 2018 for the electorates of Brunswick, Pascoe Vale, and Broadmeadows.  Candidates were emailed the survey based on the Candidate email details supplied to the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC). Survey was sent Monday 12 November, and a reminder on Friday 16 November.

The results for each Legislative Assembly electorate are:
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November 18, 2018 at 3:40 pm 5 comments

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