The end of Paris?

2018-07-04_145652

[Former Australian prime minister ]Tony Abbott has mounted an all-out campaign to force Australia to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. If he succeeds, it will devastate efforts to fight climate change and be a generational step backwards.

By GetUp!

Tony Abbott has mounted an all-out campaign to force Australia to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.1 If he succeeds, it will devastate our efforts to fight climate change and be a generational step backwards. to force Australia to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.1 If he succeeds, it will devastate our efforts to fight climate change and be a generational step backwards.

This brazen new attack comes at the same time The Nationals have demanded Turnbull build a $5 billion new fleet of coal-burning power stations.

It's clear the conservative forces are committed to pushing this country back to the dark ages. And with Turnbull already promising coal will be around "forever", there's every chance he'll cave in.

But we won't let this happen. Already, over 1,750 GetUp members have donated to fight back against this outrageous dirty-coal push. But overnight, this situation has become even more urgent. We have to push back even harder.

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Limitless precious water for Adani in a drought-hit state?

On Thursday 5 July the Australian Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg will make a crucial decision on the future of Adani’s coal mine.

He could cave in and give Adani a further 12.5 billion litres of precious Queensland water every year for their coal mine unchecked, or he could do the right thing and demand Adani's water scheme undergo a full environmental assessment.

Call Minister Frydenberg’s office now to demand a proper environmental assessment of Adani’s mine. http://www.aycc.org.au/call_frydenberg_water?utm_campaign=0407_adani_water&utm_medium=email&utm_source=aycc

This is the last big environmental hurdle for Adani. If Frydenberg lets Adani off without scrutiny, he'll set a terrible precedent that will let big coal and gas take massive volumes of precious water – without proper assessment.

We know how dangerous and damaging this mine would be - for water and land, for people’s health, and for our climate. Now is a key moment to stand up for a stronger assessment of this mine and stop unlimited water to Adani.

In a drought-stricken state like Queensland, it’s outrageous that billions of litres of water could be handed to coal mine for free, especially without first assessing its environmental impact.

Thanks for speaking up.
Gemma for the AYCC and Seed team
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The Australian Youth Climate Coalition is a youth led, not-for-profit organisation. Our mission is to build a movement of young people leading solutions to solve the climate crisis.

The AYCC team acknowledge that we work, live and play on Aboriginal land. We recognise the incredible leadership of the Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network in fighting for climate justice.

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