Local and global Green hope at National Council
Cheers filled the National Council room last Sunday July 10, at the announcement by Senators Bob Brown and Christine Milne of key points in the carbon price agreement.
The carbon price package, setting a $23 per tonne price on carbon pollution, demonstrates to the world that Australia is serious about cutting pollution.
Local and interstate Greens who've spent years campaigning for a shift to renewable energy investment, biodiversity protection and taxing polluters rather than vulnerable householders, took a moment from the days' agenda to celebrate these wins for current and future Australians.
Another Council highlight was the visit from Japanese anti-nuclear activists, Japanese Greens International Spokesperson Mr. Rikiya Adachi and Ms. Namiho Matsumoto of the Green Energy No-Nukes Asia Pacific Group.
Mr. Adachi and Ms. Matsumoto delivered a presentation on lessons from the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima, the current needs of residents and their hopes for independence from nuclear energy in the region.
'Ricky' Adachi addressing the Australian Greens Council in Brisbane.
- Carbon price agreement historic first step towards clean energy economy
- Carbon price agreement supports and protects our most vulnerable
- Announcing the Australian Renewable Energy Agency [Greens TV]
- Japanese visitors provide first hand account of the world's worst nuclear accident at Fukushima
- Members' photos from National Council here