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The Pacific Calling Partnership (PCP) consists of organisations and individuals who seek an Australia and a world that listens to calls from our low-lying island neighbours in the Torres Straits and the Pacific about the serious threat that climate change poses to them and recognises that Australia has an ecological debt to these peoples. For more information on PCP  click here

Coal Seam Gas and Fracking

The process of hydraulic fracturing - fracking - to extract gas from bedrock has created huge concerns about health, safety and environmental risks. Click here to go to our page on Coal Seam Gas and Fracking

Latest News & Blogs

Coal and CSG delusion

Posted Oct 4, 2017

Climate change is no longer a benign theory which might have impact decades hence.Denying this reality, the government dances to the tune of the fossil-fuel industry, trying to establish as many new coal, Coal Seam Gas (CSG), LNG and oil projects as it ca ...more

Our Climate Future - key concerns and signs of hope

Posted Aug 5, 2017

Our Climate Future - key concerns and signs of hope

Professor Tim Flannery (right) was a compelling speaker on Our Climate Future at the Sunday Seminar on 16 July 2017 and the transcript of his address and the question and answer discussion that followed can now be downloaded. "Inspirational", "marvellous" ...more

Solving the climate crisis: one city at a time

Posted Jul 19, 2017

Professor Lesley Hughes, provides some good news in Pearls and Irritations Daily. "Although Trump has withdrawn from the Paris Climate Agreement, many cities in the US (and in Australia) are taking climate change matters into their own hands, thumbing the ...more

Environmental Crossroads - Watermark April 2017

Posted Apr 5, 2017

Environmental Crossroads - Watermark April 2017

      This issue of Watermark, Environmental Crossroads, looks at the action required to meet commitments entered into under the Paris Climate Agreement that came into force on 4 November 2016 and reviews the major environmental challenges highlighted in the Australian Government’s five yearly State of the Environment 2016 report released on ...more

Climate Justice Updates and Actions

Posted Mar 31, 2017

PCP Petition Update: Climate Justice Now PCP asked and you responded. PCP send a huge thank you for supporting their Climate Justice Now petition. "We are so excited that over 1200 people have signed this paper petition and posted it back to us in Homebush. The petition is addressed to the Australian Senate and calls ...more

Climate Council to step up action - Message from CEO

Posted Mar 12, 2017

Climate Council to step up action - Message from CEO

With the announcement that the Climate Institute will close, the Climate Council (an entirely separate agency) laments that there’s now one less organisation in Australia providing critical information on the science of climate change, at a time when the push for new coal and polluting fossil fuels is getting stronger. As ...more

Irish Dail votes to fully divest from fossil fuels

Posted Feb 19, 2017

Ireland becomes the first Parliament to vote for a full and complete divestment of public money from fossil fuels. ...more

Thought provoking reading - Social Justice Publications

Posted Feb 11, 2017

In this post you'll find some excellent social justice articles and discussion papers from the CLRI and CCJP members. ...more

Update from PCP and Kiribati SOS video

Posted Dec 29, 2016

Update from PCP and Kiribati SOS video

Two young climate activists from Kiribati recently visited Australia to share their story. ...more

Great Barrier Reef needs far more help than Australia claims in its latest report to UNESCO

Posted Dec 15, 2016

Great Barrier Reef needs far more help than Australia claims in its latest report to UNESCO

At first glance, the progress reports on the Great Barrier Reef released last week by the Australian and Queensland governments might seem impressive. The update on the Reef 2050 Plan suggests that 135 of the plan’s 151 actions are either complete or on track. The Australian government’s apparent intention in releasing five ...more