Environment

Majura Solar Farm and Majura Parkway - Community Hope Fuels Government Action in Canberra
Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Spring 2021

Community hope fuels government action

The Greenest government in Australia’s history sits in the heart of Canberra. We have set a net-zero emissions target for 2045. We are powered by 100% renewable electricity. We are phasing out the use of fossil-fuel gas, incentivising the uptake of electric vehicles and changing the building code to require more climate resilient housing and workplaces. This isn’t just a... Read More

, 8 months ago


Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Spring 2021

Countering climate doomism – an interview with Ketan Joshi

Ketan Joshi is a writer, analyst, communications consultant and author with a focus on climate change and energy. He worked in the renewable energy industry for about eight years, doing operational monitoring, data analysis, community engagement and corporate communications. He’s also worked in data science and innovation communications at Australia’s national science agency. In this interview Green Agenda co-editor Simon... Read More

by and , 8 months ago

Countering climate doomism - an interview with Ketan Joshi

Plan E: A climate-centred security strategy?
Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Spring 2021, Peace

Plan E: A climate-centred security strategy?

It is timely that Green Agenda consider the issue of hope, because the circumstances humanity and the living planet face in 2021 are dire.  At the time of the Glasgow climate summit, the world finds itself facing three types of security crises:  Planetary security is threatened by the Climate Emergency; the sixth extinction event; and the precariousness of other planetary... Read More

, 8 months ago


Economics, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Winter 2021

Dissent within the contested transitions of the ecological endgame

Our collective progressive dissent over the deepening ecological crisis is at a political crossroads. The recent IPCC report confirms that the pace and form of global responses to the emergency are manifestly inadequate. This is highlighted by a multitude of alarming accelerated feedback loops, like the Amazon having transitioned into becoming a net emitter of carbon. Certainly we can point... Read More

by , 10 months ago

Dissent within the contested transitions of the ecological endgame

On Dissent - Green Agenda - Extinction Rebellion - Duty Of Care Canberra action - Parliament House
Culture, Democracy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Winter 2021, Social Justice

Policing dissent, enforcing consent

You can’t do it that way! When Extinction Rebellion protesters spray-painted “duty of care” across the front of Parliament House the morning after the latest IPCC Report was released, drawing national and international attention to the fact that the Minister for the Environment is appealing a court decision finding she actually has a legal duty of care to future generations... Read More

, 10 months ago


Economics, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Autumn 2021

Security for the Big Polluters: Plantation forestry for carbon offset delays action on climate

There is now growing acceptance – even amongst some of the most ardent of once anti-environmentalists – on the need for urgent action to curb global greenhouse gas emissions, stabilise the earth’s atmosphere, and limit the worst effects of global climate chaos. At the United Nations climate negotiations, a disparate group of nation states, First Nations, civil society, and along... Read More

by , 1 year ago

Security for the Big Polluters: Plantation forestry for carbon offset delays action on climate

Green Agenda Summer 2021: Into the Fire
Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Summer 2021, Social Justice

Green Agenda Summer 2021: Into the Fire

As I sit in my study writing this piece, I look outside to the trees in our street and the clean Canberra air. It is a far cry from what it was like just over a year ago. From November 2019 to February 2020 our beautiful city was shrouded in smoke. With fires to our north, east and west, we... Read More

, 1 year ago


Culture, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Summer 2021

Fire and fiction: Reading and learning empathy and connection through bushfire fiction

On both sides of the Pacific Ocean, 2020 will be remembered as the year that a new kind of wildfire burned across the pyrophytic landscapes of south-east Australia and the western United States. Twelve months down the line, the figures are still hard to comprehend; Australia’s Black Summer bushfire season killed or displaced more than 3 billion animals, and destroyed... Read More

by , 1 year ago

Fire and fiction: Reading and learning empathy and connection through bushfire fiction

A fiery trifecta
Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Summer 2021, Peace, Social Justice

A fiery trifecta

We are in the midst of a fiery trifecta of crises:  climate, covid, nuclear.  They’re all connected, and all capable of great damage, and of great transformation. The climate crisis just keeps getting worse, as governments refuse to take the bold and necessary actions to limit global warming to 1.5%.  This challenge has been sneaking up on us for more... Read More

, 1 year ago


Culture, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Summer 2021

A thesis, fire, and the telling of stories

In the summer of 2019-20, my view of the world was skewed by fire. At the tail end of a Masters in Sustainable Development, I was working on a thesis. Exploring the issue of climate change reportage meant that a pine table in our home was cluttered with books and research papers tackling the subject. Volumes on climate change and... Read More

by , 1 year ago

A thesis, fire, and the telling of stories