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Pascoe Vale #vicvotes candidates sign on to #climateemergency

The 2018 State election date is November 24, and candidate nominations closed on 9 November. We are asking all candidates to sign the Climate Emergency Declaration.

Candidates outside Pascoe Vale Prepoll endorsed climate emergency: Fiona Patten (Reason Party) Sue Boltion (Vic Socialists) both standing for Upper House, Lizzie Blandthorn MP, Phil Jackson, John Kavanagh, Oscar Yildiz, Graeme Linsell.

Those who have now signed include: Phil Jackson (the Greens), Graeme Linsell (Animal Justice Party), Oscar Yildiz (Independent), John Kavanagh (Independent), Gerry Beaton (Victorian Socialists), and sitting Labor MP Lizzie Blandthorn. Note: candidate photos below are displayed in a random generated order. Click on a photo for an enlarged image.

John Kavanagh and Oscar Yildiz are both Moreland Councillors and voted at Moreland Council meeting in September for Moreland Council to acknowledge we are in a state of climate emergency.

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November 12, 2018 at 1:17 am 4 comments

Brunswick #vicvotes candidates sign on to #climateemergency #Brunswickvotes

The 2018 State election date is November 24, and candidate nominations close on 9 November. With Jane Garrett retiring as the Labor MP for Brunswick, candidates are lining up to contest the seat. We are asking all candidates to sign the Climate Emergency Declaration.

Those who have now signed include: Tim Read (the Greens), Christopher Miles (Animal Justice Party), Cindy O’Connor (ALP), Christopher Anderson (Independent – Save the Planet), Catherine Deveny (Reason Party), George Georgiou (Independent). Note: candidate photos below are displayed in a random generated order. Click on a photo for an enlarged image.

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October 30, 2018 at 4:22 pm 3 comments

Transport Policy in Moreland for the Climate Emergency

Upfield path at Brunswick station

Climate Emergency
The Paris Climate Agreement aspirational target limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees is starting to look unachievable. Even meeting the hard target of 2 degrees, which will still result in huge damage (e.g. probable loss of the Great Barrier Reef), will require governments everywhere to lift their game.

We are pleased to hear that Moreland Council acknowledged we are in a state of climate emergency at the Council meeting on 12 September 2018.

We note Moreland Council’s community emissions reduction policies and targets for 2020 and 2040. Transport is one of the largest sources of greenhouse emissions, amounting to 25.8 per cent of emissions in Moreland in 2013-14. Governments at all levels need to lift their game.

Greenhouse Emissions from Transport
Transport is one of the largest sources of greenhouse emissions, amounting to 19 per cent Australia wide, and 25.8 per cent of emissions in Moreland in 2013-14. Here too, governments at all levels need to lift their game.

Major Change in Priorities for Transport Infrastructure
At the state level we think a major shift is needed in Transport infrastructure funding. In 2018 Roads funding was 69.1 per cent, Public Transport 30.5 per cent and Active Transport just 0.36 per cent. There needs to be a major priority change in this area to meet climate targets.
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September 23, 2018 at 8:58 pm 5 comments

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