A Federal Human Rights framework must protect the rights of climate campaigners, currently being eroded by draconian anti-protest laws introduced in several States.
Many cities around the world are operating electricity-powered ferries. There are opportunities for Sydney to do the same with its existing and new-built fleet.
Australia's current lax fuel efficiency standards are eroding moves to reduce GHG emissions. Among points we discuss is that counting emissions per kerb weight of the vehicle fails to incentivise use of lighter materials. (submission from Derek Bolton)
AMong other poitns, we submit that extending any coal mine is incompatible with the urgent need to avoid worsening the climate crisis. We also point to the poor track record of the proponent (Glencore) of corruption, safety and environmental compliance.
We argued for tightening the requirements to reduce actual emissions and for minimise grounds for exceptions: also called for strong enforcement and audits of measuring and reporting systems.
23 Aug 2019: CCA's advice to Government on Paris Commitments
4 Feb 2019: To Senate Committee on FairDinkumPower