Australia is obsessed with coal. The current Prime Minister held up a lump of coal in Parliament and told Australians not to be afraid. Australia is the world’s largest exporter of coal, digging up millions of tonnes per year and shipping it across the world, fueling the climate crisis. The speaker will cover the state of play with coal in Australia - from the projects still on the cards and their impacts, and the tactics and strategies campaigners and communities are using to push for an end to coal mining and export.
Speaker: Dr Moira Williams
For over a decade Moira has been a leader in the Australian grassroots climate movement - from building and supporting a national network of Climate Action Groups to working with landholders, traditional owners and coal affected communities in central Queensland. For the last 8 years she has worked on the campaign to keep coal in the Galilee basin (one of the largest untapped fossil fuel reserves on the planet) safely in the ground. She currently works with Tipping Point - a collective that works behind the scenes to support the national #StopAdani movement - one of the largest and most successful environmental movements in Australia’s history.