How can WA’s Native Forest help solve Climate Change?

The WA Government is consulting the community on a new climate change policy for Western Australia. This forum, hosted by the Conservation Council of Western Australia, will explore the role that native forests can have in our response to climate change, and what policy and management changes will be required to manage forests as a natural ally in tackling climate change here in WA.

Western Australia’s native forests and woodlands store vast amounts of carbon and these natural systems continue to remove carbon from the atmosphere on an ongoing basis. This means our native forests can play a critical role in tackling climate change if managed in the right way. At the same time our forests are under threat from a warming and drying climate, and logging, burning and clearing releases the carbon stored in forest ecosystems back into the atmosphere.

Professor Brendan Mackey, Director, Griffith Climate Change Response Program will explain the benefits of keeping our native forests standing and their role in carbon storage and climate mitigation.

Jess Beckerling from WA Forrest Alliance will present on the current issues for Western Australian forests.

For anyone who cares about climate action & the protection of our native forests – this is a not to be missed event!

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Runaway Train – WA’s gas industry and what it means for the climate

Thursday, 7 November 2019
State Library Theatre, Perth
6:15 pm – 8:15 pm AWST

We’re pleased to present groundbreaking new research that lifts the lid on WA’s biggest polluters and the impact that rapidly rising emissions from the WA LNG industry is having on Australia’s international commitments to reducing carbon pollution.

This informative session will explore the key findings of the report and look to answer some of the big questions around the scale and impact of carbon pollution from WA’s LNG industry.

Together, we will discuss what are the key trends in WA’s carbon pollution, as well as what are our biggest carbon pollution sources. The session will also consider how WA’s biggest polluters are affecting our international commitments to reduce carbon pollution, and highlight the opportunity that exists for these large polluters to play a positive role in job creation and in making WA a clean energy state.

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Thinking Global, Acting Local: WA Climate Pollution Forum

Clean State Launch and Information Night

On Thursday 25 October, at PS Art Space in Fremantle, Clean State was launched to a full room of passionate people ready to take action!

The launch night featured live music from Timothy Nelson, followed by presentations from:

  • Dr Bill Hare, Physicist and Climate Scientist: The need to control WA’s gas industry/carbon pollution and transition to renewables
  • Declan Doherty, Principal Solicitor EDOWA: The need for stronger regulatory framework in WA from an environmental legal perspective
  • Kate Kelly, Clean State: Introduction to Clean State
  • Prof Carmen Lawrence: Officially launched Clean State

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