Dec. 5, 2021

CLIMATE JUSTICE FOR FIRST NATIONS

CLIMATE JUSTICE FOR FIRST NATIONS

CLIMATE ACTION SHOW DECEMBER 6TH 2021

Produced by Vivien Langford

CLIMATE JUSTICE FOR FIRST NATIONS

 

The fall out from COP 26 means renewed determination to have a seat at the table and accountability to the people most affected. Meanwhile, despite 100 days of ceremony by the Wangan and Jagalingou people in the Galilee basin and going through all the formal channels, we are distressed that the Bravus- Carmichael mine continues to destroy.

Elder Adrian Burruguba said  that  the area destroyed in December was " an ancient stone tool-making area that our people utilised for thousands of years,"

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-07/bravus-carmichael-mine-cultural-heritage-concerns-dismissed/100679496

You can reach out to these water and land protectors if you see that they are the front line against the opening up of a massive coal basin, flying in the face of global necessity to stop emissions from coal oil and gas.  Watch the video first:

https://wanganjagalingou.com.au/donate/

US bank BNY Mellon cuts ties with Adani’s Carmichael coalmine | Adani Group | The Guardian

Showing the way forward we interview Karrina Nolan about the launch of the First Nations Clean Energy Network.  As one of their members, Tony Mc Avoy, a distinguished Native Title Silk says

"Not only is  Australia failing to pull its weight internationally, but it's failing to ensure that the renewables boom is regulated in a manner that protects First Nations Rights and incentivises First Nations participation."

We start with the resounding words of Barkindji Man Bruce Shillingsworth and the beautiful sounds of Samoan dancing. Then we hear about the Loss and damage negotiations in Glasgow with Siobhan Mc Donnel  and the youth voice at Cop 26 from Global Voices. You might also like to support the Pacific Calling Partnership.  https://www.erc.org.au/pcp

 

None of these people is giving up and neither should we. The centrepiece of this podcast is the Clean Energy way forward explained by Karrina Nolan. Let's not let the next boom create as much injustice and environmental damage as the last one. There are so many First Nations people around the world holding the line for all of us. No time for despair.

 

 

GUESTS:

Nadina Dixon - Welcome to Gadigal country on global day of Climate Action

Bruce Shillingsworth - Artist and leader of the Yaama Ngunna Baaka Corroboree project

Erima Dahl - MUA moderator -  Workers for Climate Action

Climate Warrior Mary Jane from Samoa

Karrina Nolan - CEO of  First Nations Clean Energy Network

Amelia  Goonerage, Emily Tammes & Bethany Shegog from Global Voices

Siobhan Mc Donnel - Lead negotiator on Loss and Damage for Fiji at COP26

Mia Mottley - PM of Barbados

"The site was an ancient stone tool-making area that our people utilised for thousands of years," elder Adrian Burragubba said.