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Philip Sutton: What a Climate Emergency Act could look like

Currently there is no legislation under which Parliament could declare a Climate Emergency and mobilise resources accordingly. The Model Act drafted by Philip Sutton, the 40-page ‘Climate Emergency (Restructuring & Mobilisation) Act’, is an example of the type of legislation that would be required in order to declare a Climate Emergency and establish the mechanisms[…]

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Scientists, business leaders and prominent Australians say climate is already too hot, call for emergency action

More than 20 prominent Australians today – 23 June 2016 – call for emergency-scale action on climate change in an open letter to the new parliament, published in The Age. Signatories run across the political spectrum, and include business leaders, scientists, a former Australian of the Year and a Nobel Laureate. The statement calls for an immediate[…]

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Laurence Delina: Learning from war

University of New South Wales PhD candidate Laurence L. Delina has investigated the rapid, large, socio-economic changes made by several countries just before and during World War 2, wrote professor Mark Diesendorf from UNSW Australia in The Conversation: “Laurence Delina found that we can learn from wartime experience in changing the labour force and finance.[…]

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Legal petition pushes President Obama to declare climate emergency

Press release 20 April 2016: Legal Petition Pushes President Obama to End Crude Oil Exports, Declare Climate Emergency 350 Organizations Back Effort to Protect Climate, Communities From Fracking Pollution Linked to Exporting U.S. Oil WASHINGTON — As the Obama administration prepares to sign the Paris climate agreement, 350 environmental, social-justice, health and faith organizations filed[…]