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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

Too Migrant, Too Muslim, Too Loud: An interview with Mehreen Faruqi
Culture, Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Winter 2021, Peace, Social Justice, Uncategorised

Too Migrant, Too Muslim, Too Loud: An interview with Mehreen Faruqi

Dr Mehreen Faruqi is the Greens Senator for New South Wales (2018 – present). Green Agenda’s co-editor Simon Copland spoke with Mehreen about her recently published memoir, Too Migrant, Too Muslim, Too Loud, and what it means to be an ‘unapologetically Brown, Muslim, migrant, feminist woman‘ in Australian politics. The transcript has been edited for clarity and brevity. Simon Copland: Thank... Read More

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

Dis-settling critique in stasis: Reflections on the university from the South to the North

This piece originally appeared in Overland. We thank both the author, Heba Al Adawy, and Overland, for permission to republish this important piece. On a crispy November evening of 2019, Lahore’s smog filtered sky was buzzing with drone surveillance cameras, radiating an orangish glow over around 5,000 young protestors who had assembled at the chowk of Punjab Assembly. For the emerging student... Read More

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Dis-settling critique in stasis: Reflections on the university from the South to the North