Energy company AGL has plans to establish a floating gas import terminal in Victoria's Western Port Bay. The Save Westernport campaign has been working for the past two years to prevent this from happening. Julia Stockigt from the Save Westernport Campaign spoke with me about why the community is so concerned and the difficulties of organising during the Covid-19 shutdown. And if you click on the campaign link you'll see a beautiful photo of the mangroves which Julia speaks about and lots more!
Following the disappointing COP 25 climate meeting held in Madrid in December last year, Dr Maria Tanyag from the Australian National University and her colleague Professor Jacqui True, from Monash University, wrote Climate conferences are male, pale and stale – it’s time to bring in women. Maria speaks with me about the importance of women’s knowledge in developing responses to climate change and how that knowledge is often sidelined at local, state and global levels. Maria also discusses the findings of research she conducted in Vanuatu, Cambodia and the Philippines which features in her contribution (p. 34) to the United Nations report, Gender, Climate and Security published in June this year.