• Climate and Energy (1)

    Climate and Energy

    Climate change is here now and our forests, wildlife and communities are already facing the impacts. Let’s break free from the polluting energy of the past so everyone, everywhere can have clean energy.

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  • Marine sanctuaries face the axe

    Let's create a Sydney Marine Park

    The NSW Government is poised to decide on how to manage our seas from Newcastle to Wollongong. This is our chance to get it right.

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  • Barrington Tops National Park, (c) Henry Gold

    Our forests and wildlife are under threat

    Thousands of possums, quolls, koalas and gliders are being killed each year because the NSW government has scrapped strong land-clearing laws.

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  • Upper Hunter coal mine, July 2013

    Coal and gas projects are trashing NSW

    The coal and gas industry is threatening our most precious assets: clean water, special wild places and health. Call on the Berejiklian government to put communities and the environment ahead of industry profits.

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Our campaigns

 

NSW Parliament

The Environment Liaison Office (ELO) provides a link to NSW Parliament for hundreds of community groups across New South Wales.

Climate and clean energy

Climate change is here now and our forests, wildlife and communities are already facing the impacts. Let’s break free from the polluting energy of the past so everyone, everywhere can have clean energy.

Land clearing and wildlife

Thousands of possums, quolls, koalas and gliders are being killed each year because the NSW government has scrapped strong land-clearing laws.

 
 
 
 
 

Forest protection

The ancient forests of NSW are home to an astonishing diversity of wildlife. They clean our air and water, and keep carbon safely our of our atmosphere. Our native forests are still being logged, turning our beautiful landscapes in to a wasteland.

Beyond coal and gas

Exploration licences and mining leases have been granted over millions of hectares of our state. Help us stop coal and gas industries destroying wildlife habitat and driving climate change.

Marine conservation

The oceans, beaches and estuaries of NSW are home to rich marine life, including majestic sea turtles, powerful whales, colourful reef fish, kelp forests and abundant rocky reefs.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Policy issues

Air pollution

Air pollution contributes to the premature death of more than 3,000 Australians a year, yet air pollution standards fall short of world’s best practice, and polluters are not held accountable for exposing communities to harm.

 

Crown Lands

Public lands should be held on trust for the people of NSW; managed by the Government with management directed at identifying and protecting the diverse values of public lands.

 

Federal environmental laws

Our national environment law protects the places and wildlife we love. For decades, federal environmental laws have played a vital role in protecting nationally important environmental values from destructive development proposals supported by state governments.

 

Planning and development

Land-use planning and development is intrinsically linked with environmental protection, nature conservation and natural resource management.

 

Plastics and Waste

Plastic and other waste pollutes the ocean and waterways and increases our reliance on dirty landfills. In Australia, an estimated 600 billion pieces of plastic infest our waters and kill marine life.

 

Rivers and wetlands

Our rivers and wetlands are under critical stress due to a long history of catchment degradation and unsustainable water extraction. Over the past century, the Murray Darling Basin has experienced a dramatic decline in wetlands, waterbirds and native fish populations, due to a massive increase in the volume of water extracted for irrigation.

 

Uranium

The NSW Government has ended a 26–year ban on uranium exploration in NSW and is poised to allow mining for the first time. Uranium mining is linked to the production of some of the world’s most toxic and long-lasting industrial wastes and the proliferation of the world’s most destructive weapons.

 
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