Canada welcomed at Paris #PreCOP #climate Ministerial meeting says @takvera #COP21






A high level informal Ministerial pre-summit climate conference is currently under way in Paris to try and close some of the differences in negotiating positions to set up momentum for the Paris Climate Conference. The outstanding highlight has been the return of Canada to the serious climate discussion table, although it is still very early […]






French Oil giant Total accused of #climate crimes against humanity reports @takvera #COP21






Paris: Climate activists this morning targeted the head office of French petroleum firm Total and accused them of crimes against humanity due to greenhouse gases destroying the climate. The CEO of Total, Mr Patrick Pouyanné, was cited in a convocation of ‘criminal’ climate practices of his company. The protest action was organised by Action Non […]






Australia at sustainability crossroads at #Paris2015 #climate talks says @takvera #Auspol #COP21






There is much momentum for a binding climate change agreement in Paris, but success is by no means assured. In less than 4 weeks time leaders, ministers and diplomats will sit down to try and again thrash out an agreement over two weeks. This was supposed to happen six years ago in Copenhagen but the […]






Environment Minister roof protest by @climateGuardia over #Adani #coalmine approval reports @takvera






BREAKING: Melbourne’s climate Guardian Angels have descended on top of Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s electoral office in Hastings in a rooftop protest at the re-approval of the Adani Carmichael coal mine in Queensland’s Galilee basin. The original Minister’s approval for the Carmichael Coal mine had to be set aside when challenged by the Mackay Conservation […]






Hastie faces #CanningVotes senior wrath over human rights abuses of Government: @Jackthelad1947 reports






The National Seniors held a forum, Monday, at the Mandurah Netball Pavilion. The Forum was opened by, Michael O’Neill CEO of the Australian National Seniors presented. There were two candidates Andrew Hastie (Lib) and, Matt Keogh (@mattkeogh) (ALP). He said that other candidates had been invited and he had received apologies from, Dr Vanessa Rauland […]






Hastie solar forum no show while #CanningVotes talks renewable energy: @Jackthelad1947 reports






The Australian Solar Council held a Save Solar Forum at Mandurah Bowling and Recreation Club on Sunday. As the national voice of the solar industry they have invested more than $60,000 into the Canning by-election in an effort to save jobs and cut power bills for the people of Canning. The Solar Council says that […]






Room for Australia to increase post-2020 #climate target to 45 percent for #Paris2015 says @takvera






Australia is going to the Paris Climate Conference in December with exceptionally low post-2020 climate targets, but the Government’s own modelling by McKibbin Software shows that there would be minimal impact on GDP growth from increasing the target from 26-28 per cent to 45 per cent. There is also substantial scepticism among the International community […]






West Coast #Twitterati @Jackthelad1947 to report #CanningVotes from ground zero






Although I’m new to NoFibs, I have been blogging for over 10 years. I first met Margo Kingston in 2007 when she asked me to report on Leichhardt (Far North Queensland) electorate during the Kevin07 campaign. Leichhardt had the largest swing of the elction, 14% to Labor. I now live in Mandurah, Western Australia in […]






Latrobe Valley: Finding Hope in #Morwell at #climate ground zero – @takvera






On Saturday I dragged myself out of bed early to catch a 7am train to Southern Cross station. I had committed myself to journeying with a party of Greens supporters, including the State MP for Melbourne Ellen Sandell and the Federal MP Adam Bandt, to the town of Morwell in the heart of the LaTrobe […]






Will Australia be a spoiler or lifter for #Paris2015 global #climate agreement? asks @Takvera #Auspol






The Geneva negotiating text provides hope for a global climate agreement in the lead up to the United Nations Paris climate negotiations in December 2015. The Paris climate talks are a significant landmark: whether the international community will negotiate an effective agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions and reduce global warming, or allow rising business […]