Category: Economics

Towards Zero Deforestation Report

The top 20 tree deforestation hotspots in NSW have been revealed in a report by the NSW Nature Conservation Council, WWF-Australia, The Wilderness Society and National Parks Association of NSW. The report found that 17 of the state’s 20 deforestation hotspots also contain koala habitat…

Power providers- how they stack up

The quickest and easiest way to support renewable energy is to switch to an ethical electricity provider. Your actions do make a difference – Together we make a change. ‘Power providers_How they stack up’ Courtesy Repower Byron Shire.

Power to the Tweed – free talk

You’re invited to join Tweed Shire Council’s Energy Projects Officer, Michael Qualmann, for a free information session at your local library to discuss Power in the Tweed on Wednesday 1 August. Tweed Heads library: 9.30am Kingscliff library: 12pm Murwillumbah library:…

Independent Review of RFA’s released

The report of the independent reviewer on the Regional Forest Agreements has been tabled in Federal Parliament. A copy of the report can be found at this link. The Federal Government has also released a holding statement on the review and…

An economic case for protecting the planet

We all share one planet — we breathe the same air, drink the same water and depend on the same oceans, forests and biodiversity. Economist Naoko Ishii is on a mission to protect these shared resources, known as the global…

Stop Adani Tweed community survey

Stop Adani Tweed wishes to survey the views of Tweed Shire residents, regarding the proposed massive expansion of coal mining in Queensland, including the so-called “Adani” mine in the Galilee Basin. Yes, the projects that are the subject of our…

Final Draft Rural Land Strategy presentation

There will be a drop-in session at Murwillumbah Civic Centre’s Canvas and Kettle Room, Thursday February 1 from 7pm to 8:30pm.  The session will cover the more than 140 proposed actions in the Draft Strategy which will shape the future of…

Journey to Stop Adani frontline

A journey to the front line is being arranged by the Northern Rivers Stop Adani Group leaving on January 13 and returning on January 21. Living costs for the week on the front line are $250 and include everything.  For more information look…

VICTORY. Downer drops Adani!

This is HUGE!! Downer quietly dropped to the stock exchange this morning that they will no longer build or operate Adani’s Carmichael mine. Adani are pretending that it’s ‘mutual’, that they can build the mine themselves. But Adani have never…

Stand with the Wangan & Jagalingou people

At any moment, the Queensland Government could extinguish Wangan and Jagalingou native title rights in the Galilee Basin – the land Adani wants to build their Carmichael mega mine on. [1] The Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) Family Council have already…

2017 Green Globe Awards

Inspirational projects including local business Stone & Wood and Enova Community Energy.  http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/funding-and-support/awards-and-recognition/green-globe-awards/awards/2017-winners

Draft Crown Land Management Regulation 2017

Future protection, management, use, transfer or sale of our publicly owned Crown Lands will be defined by the draft Regulation now on exhibition.  The Regulations underpin the Crown Land Management Act 2016 (NSW). Comment can be made until midnight on Sunday 15 October…

What Every Environmentalist Needs To Know about Capitalism

A Citizen’s Guide to Capitalism and the Environment by Fred Magdoff and John Bellamy Foster There is a growing consensus that the planet is heading toward environmental catastrophe: climate change, ocean acidification, ozone depletion, global freshwater use, loss of biodiversity,…

Time to get the economics of environment right

Ross Gittins You get the feeling Tony Abbott doesn’t lie awake at night worrying about what our economic activity is doing to our natural environment. In which case, those of us who do care about ecological sustainability – including many…

Building Resilience and Limits To Growth: Nicole Foss

We are approaching many limits to growth over the next decades: Economic contraction, peak energy and geopolitical stress. Nicole Foss explains how the deflationary dynamics that always follow finance and property bubbles will rapidly impact individuals and communities, while the longer acting forces of peak oil and climate change will limit the nature of any economic recovery. So how can we adapt?

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