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Climate Hope: Spring 2021 Edition call for contributions
Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Spring 2021

Green Agenda Spring 2021: Out the door – Hope in the fossil-fuel induced dark

“Hope is not a lottery ticket you can sit on the sofa and clutch, feeling lucky. It is an axe you break down doors with in an emergency. Hope should shove you out the door, because it will take everything you have to steer the future away from endless war, from the annihilation of the earth’s treasures and the grinding... Read More

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Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Spring 2021

Are we ready?

We have been hoping for so long, are we ready now the moment has arrived? I attended my first climate COP in Buenos Aires in 1998. It was COPIV. My last was COP 21 in Paris in 2015. The world was celebrating because a global agreement to restrict global warming to less than 2 degrees, and to pursue 1.5 degrees,... Read More

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Are we ready? Polar Bears on ice floe

Not passive victims: Indigenous Australians respond to climate change - Kakadu National Park
Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Spring 2021

Not passive victims: Indigenous Australians respond to climate change

This piece was originally published in Foreground. Climate change poses both direct and indirect threats to the socio-economic, institutional and environmental systems of the world’s Indigenous populations. Australia is no exception. Yet through the formation of political alliances and establishment of on-country initiatives Indigenous Australians have been leading the way in the development of climate adaptation responses. Firstly, there are a range... Read More

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Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Spring 2021

The Answer is in the Landscape

Around the world farmers and other land managers are taking up practices that regenerate soil, restore landscapes and restore water systems. Interest and activity in landscape scale change is growing quickly. Governments are coming on board with funding and projects. Corporations are actively taking part or funding others to meet their emissions offsets. These activities all work toward reducing or... Read More

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The Answer is in the Landscape - Potato field - Gippsland Australia

The youth climate movement gives us hope for the future - Fridays for Future
Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Spring 2021

Strike action: The youth climate movement gives us hope for the future

In 1896 Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius first predicted that changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels could alter the surface temperature of the earth through the greenhouse effect in a seminal paper. 125 years later this alarming prediction has become a reality and activists worldwide have been fighting for real climate action. School Strike 4 Climate (SS4C), is a climate group... Read More

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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

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Majura Solar Farm and Majura Parkway - Community Hope Fuels Government Action in Canberra

Countering climate doomism - an interview with Ketan Joshi
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

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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

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Plan E: A climate-centred security strategy?

On Dissent - Green Agenda Journal Winter Edition 2021
Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Winter 2021, Social Justice

Green Agenda Winter 2021: On Dissent

I will never forget the first protest I attended. It was 2002 and George Bush, Tony Blair and John Howard were gearing up to go to war in Iraq. So was the movement of people around the world to oppose the invasion. I was still in high school, but a few friends and I organised to get leave from school... Read More

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Culture, Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Winter 2021, Social Justice

Show up and make noise: We must reject all attacks on our right to dissent

I’ve relayed this story many times over the years: the first rally I remember going to was in May 1988 when I was ten years old. At that time, my family lived in Canberra. My family attended the rally under the guise of attending something else – the day marked the official opening of the “new Parliament House” and government-planned... Read More

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Show up and make noise: We must reject all attacks on our right to dissent