Things have been tough in 2019. Bushfires continue to rage. Sydney and other parts of the country are covered in a toxic haze. But there has also been some good. You might not have noticed it, but you have had a win!
Today the voices of youth activists from around the world are among the strongest forces calling for urgent climate action and climate justice in the Pacific. Maryann Puia, a youth climate activist from the Solomon Islands, shares her experiences and learnings from COP25.
Air pollution has reached hazardous levels across all areas of Sydney, Wollongong, the Central Coast, Newcastle and Singleton today. Dangerous fine particle pollution is off the charts. Sydney is currently among the most polluted cities in the world, ahead of Dhaka, Karachi, Yangon, Hanoi and Shanghai.
On Tuesday 13th August, the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council unanimously voted to declare a climate emergency. Not only did each councillor vote to support the motion, but each took the opportunity to voice strong support for this action, to stress the importance of timely and ambitions activity to combat climate change, and to highlight the crucial need for collaboration between all levels of government to enact the required change.