Three years after the fire that led to the formation of Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action, the group is still waiting on the federal government to take meaningful action on climate change and set a firm target for reducing emissions.
One hundred days after the Bushfire Royal Commission handed down its findings, bushfire survivors are still waiting on the federal government to take clear, decisive action on all recommendations.
Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action has met with Deputy Leader of the National Party of Australia and Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud to call for the government to implement all recommendations made in the Bushfire Royal Commission’s final report.
BUSHFIRE SURVIVORS FOR CLIMATE ACTION (BSCA) member Jack Egan has had his fire-melted tinny, the ‘We Want Climate Action’ boat, collected for preservation in the National Museum of Australia. The dinghy was one of the last objects left standing after he lost his North Rosedale, NSW, home during the summer fires.
BUSHFIRE SURVIVORS FOR CLIMATE ACTION says the new BOM and CSIRO State of the Climate 2020 report shows a target of net zero emissions is more urgent than ever if Australia ever hopes to address the root cause of increasing bushfire risks.
Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action says Australia cannot afford the cost of rising carbon emissions following the Royal Commission’s clear acknowledgement that climate change is leading to more dangerous and destructive bushfires.
Ahead of the Bushfires Royal Commission, which is due to present its report on October 28, BSCA is calling for a National Climate Disaster Fund to protect Australians from the ever increasing, and potentially crippling, costs associated with climate related disasters.
BUSHFIRE SURVIVORS IN BEGA have welcomed the Member for Bega’s acknowledgement that climate change was a predominant cause of the Summer 2019-2020 bushfires, and his commitment to climate action.
In a gesture of solidarity with those who have been affected by the wildfires in the United States,Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action has released a specially commissioned artwork by Sydney artist Nidhi Bolar.
Bushfire survivors, former fire chiefs, and economic experts will discuss whether the fossil fuel industry should foot the bill for climate change by paying into a National Climate Disaster Fund at a webinar hosted by Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action this Wednesday, 23 September 2020.
Two years on from the Yankees Gap fire, Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action says change cannot come soon enough.
Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action has welcomed the NSW Bushfire Inqury’s findings that climate change played a significant role in the 2019-2020 bushfire season, and called on the NSW and Federal Government to step up emissions reduction measures.
Bushfire survivors have called on Kristy McBain to be a strong advocate for ambitious climate action and a rapid transition away from fossil fuels following her win in the Eden-Monaro by-election.
Bushfire Survivors are demanding that all candidates in the Eden-Monaro election acknowledge that climate change is worsening bushfire conditions in the region, and pledge to push for stronger climate policy if elected.
Eden-Monaro will experience worsening droughts, bushfires and heatwaves due to climate change, but can be a national and regional leader in the push towards a safe climate and strong economy, a candidates forum ahead of the upcoming by-election heard on Thursday.
A Candidates Forum to discuss the importance of climate resilience to Eden-Monaro voters, and the role of renewable energy and clean technology in creating jobs and economic opportunities, will be held this Thursday, 25 June, ahead of the Eden-Monaro by-election.
BSCA members spoke at the recent QBE Annual General Meeting.
Survivors of the recent devastating bushfires have joined the legal challenge has been launched today that seeking to force in new South Wales government agency to do more to mitigated increasingly severe impacts of a warming climate.
Bushfire survivors have launched legal action to try and force the New South Wales Environmental Protection Authority to develop a climate change policy.
"It's an opportunity for the EPA to recognise they have a legal obligation to take action," he said. "They should have a policy and a plan to address the greatest threat to the environment."
Bushfire affected residents have launched legal action against the state's environmental regulator in the hope it will force their hand on climate change policy.
Three bushfire survivors have joined environment group Friends of the Earth in a claim against ANZ, accusing it of financing the climate crisis by funding fossil fuel projects.
Response to the September bushfires in Northern NSW and Queensland
A woman who lost her house to a bushfire in the dead of winter last year will be the face of a group supported by GetUp linking bushfires with climate change.
Janet Reynolds lost her home, and everything in it, during the NSW bushfires last year - now, she’s travelling to Parliament House, along with other bushfire survivors, to demand the government stops it happening again.
Ali Griffin still remembers driving down the highway on Black Saturday and seeing balls of fire, not knowing if her husband and daughter were safe.
As bushfires continue to rage in Tasmania, a former fire captain has called on the federal government to do more about climate change, which he said is creating fire seasons that are "longer" and "more severe".
As bushfires rage around the country, a veteran firefighter with 50 years of experience has unleashed on politicians from both major parties over their lack of action on climate change.
Decorated Australian firefighter Greg Mullins says climate change is contributing to bushfires so horrendous that homes and lives cannot be protected, and the federal government will not acknowledge the link because it has failed on emissions reduction policy.