ICYMI: Newcastle Divests, Failure not an option for Pacific, coal employs less than Maccas
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This week has been a bit of a ‘divest-fest’ in Australia, with a huge congratulations to folks who have worked long and hard on this.
Home of the world’s largest coal port, Newcastle City Council, sent a strong signal of things to come by joining Ipswich Council in divesting from fossil fuels this week.
But that’s not all that’s happened.
Here’s our top takeaways from this week --
How a moratorium helps coal miners
“The big winners from a moratorium are incumbent coal miners.”
What even is COP21?
Everything you wanted to know about #COP21 but were too embarrassed to ask.
Australia's coal plan: 'somebody's going to lose'
“If the world wants to tackle climate change and Australia wants to double its coal exports, somebody is going to lose.” – Dr Richard Denniss
Nicholas Stern backs coal moratorium call
It's only 24 hours since President Anote Tong of Kiribati called for a global moratorium on new coal mines and it's already attracting high profile support.