CLIMATE ACTION SHOW
March 20th 2023
Produced by Vivien Langford
H E L L O N E A R T H
According to Australian Climate Scientist , the late Professor Will Steffen, we are risking billions of deaths and hell on earth. Tipping points are tipping and this generation will determine the fate of life on earth in all its bio-diversity. Let's convince Super funds that there is nothing better to invest your money in than the continuity of life. Tell them how to vote at the next bank AGM.
Pablo Brait - Market Forces- https://www.marketforces.org.au/were-your-retirement-savings-used-to-block-climate-action/
Fahimah, Chris, Bubbly and Manjot - Move Beyond Coal - https://www.movebeyondcoal.com/who_we_are(link is external)
Naomi Klein - The Intercept on Cop 27
https://theintercept.com/2022/10/04/cop27-egypt-climate-summit/(link is external)
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/oct/18/greenwashing-police-...(link is external)
Ineza Grace from Rwanda - The African COP -
https://theelders.org/news/loss-and-damage-financing-will-mean-there-hop...(link is external)
Birdsong from Botswana and Ballad sung by Robert Farmer: The coal owner and poor pitman's wife.
News from Environs Kimberley and The Beetaloo Basin
WHITEHAVEN AGM /MOVE BEYOND COAL
ORIGIN MOVES SLIGHTLY AWAY FROM GAS
The Climate Action groups co operating with Move Beyond Coal are the best of civil society. Some of those working for years to alert us to the danger of new coal and gas projects are 350 Pacific, Pacific Climate Warriors , lock the gate alliance, School strike4Climate, SAPNA South Asian Climate Solidarity, Green Left, Doctors for the Environment, ARRCC, The sum of us and many more.
They gathered outside The Mint in Sydney on Oct 26th for the Whitehaven Coal Company's AGM. Proxy shareholders inside proposed that Whitehaven use windfall profits to manage down its mines and ensure the transition of the workforce.
Later that day Market Forces sent us a message that MANY more shareholders this year supported the resoluion. Pablo Brait explains how this happened.
Meanwhile Origin Energy is withdrawing from its gas exploration in the Kimberley WA according to Environs Kimberley and from the Beetaloo Basin in NT according to ABC.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-20/nt-origin-quitting-beetaloo-proje...(link is external)
As Pablo says the trend away from coal at least is clear but it is all too slow. If you are a member of a Superannuation Fund it will have shares in the big banks. It's a simple thing to ring your fund and ask them to support the Market Forces resolution at this year's AGM for NAB, Westpac or ANZ.
CHECK it out here: https://www.marketforces.org.au/were-your-retirement-savings-used-to-block-climate-action/
CBA shareholders have mostly voted against the resolution already so lets pull out the stops: https://www.marketforces.org.au/tag/cba/
Climate Action Collective