As the Prime Minister prepares to attend the G20 conference in Germany the Deputy Program Director of Greenpeace, Susannah Compton, has sent him a letter reminding him of the importance of maintaining the progress that financial institutions have made towards funding sustainable energy in developing countries.
In severe cases someone with black lung suffocates, unable to draw breath into organs left looking like a blackened sponge.
It is a terrible disease, long thought eradicated in this country. But now it’s back .
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Yesterday, amid much fanfare, it was announced that Adani Group had given the Carmichael coal mine "the go-ahead.” Who gave the “green light” for the project you ask? The board of the company that has been trying to build the mine for the past seven years!
The fate of a company’s reputation can come down to one big decision made at a single board meeting.
Later this month, the directors of the Commonwealth Bank face just such a moment of truth when the bank’s board is expected to decide the business’ future policy on global warming.
“The Great Australian Bight is the greatest whale nursery on this planet. The whale story where I come from is my university, my school… Whales like sperm whales, blue whales, pygmy blue whales, killer whales, humpback whales – they travel down there to honour that great journey, that song, that story of the great white whale Jeedara that is there now… ” - Bunna Lawrie, Mirning Elder.
Heard about the Commonwealth Bank funding more fossil fuels in 2016 than any of Australia’s big banks? Feeling outraged that CommBank is propping up the dying coal industry that is polluting our planet and destroying irreplaceable wonders like the Great Barrier Reef?