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Thursday, 21 June

19:39

Colin Mocketts global outlook Centre for Climate Safety

The world is changing fast. If we dont keep track of the changes, we lose out on the opportunities we have right in front of our nose to transform, transition, change and improve our city, our homes and our lives.

During the last month, Colin Mockett has been generously helping us with this  keeping track  as he shares his global outlook and knowledge with our listeners in the beginning of each Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse. These are his first four reports and commentaries:


4: Plastic bags Global index part 2
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3: Global index
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18:51

Via Campesina reports on climate justice and agroecology in Africa "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Via Campesina published a number of interesting papers on agroecology and climate justice in Southern and Eastern Africa. They include country reports from Uganda, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Tanzania, and a general overview booklet, and contain interesting perspectives from farmers on the ground and examples on how they are already dealing with climate change.

11:20

Wafi-Golpu Landowners Up In Arms Over New Association Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

Post Courier  | June 20, 2018

THREE principal landowner groups of the Wafi-Golpu project in Morobe Province have clarified their position over the controversy surrounding a new association claiming to represent the interest of the project landowners.

The leaders of Hengambu Landowners Association, Yanta Development Association, and Babuaf Landowners Association met last week to address the issue.

The leaders said in a joint statement that the new association created by certain individuals (named) from one of the principal landowner villages and outsiders do not represent the interest of the principal landowner associations and the people the associations represent.

The leaders said the new association was formed by people from outside of the Wafi-Golpu special mining lease area.

They said the association which calls itself Wafi-Golpu Area Landowners Association and business entity Wafi-Golpu Holdings Limited were misleading the p...

06:52

Commercial values are a key driver of Zero Deforestation policies (commentary) "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

According to a recent report created for the Prince of Wales Sustainability Institute, there are now more than 470 companies with commitments to ensure their company is not linked to deforestation. These are commonly known as Zero Deforestation Policies (ZDPs). With increased small-scale deforestation in Amazonia, approximately 4,000 hectares recently cleared in Indonesian Papua for palm development, and increasing pressure on forests in Sub-Saharan Africa attributed to palm oil expansion, it is clear these policies are not (yet) having their intended impact. A recent investigation into the role of commercial, company, personal, and environmental values in ZDPs explores a less frequently considered contributing factor to why this is the case: the values of the corporate decision-makers who are responsible for implementing ZDPs. Why look at the role of values in ZDPs? Because there is a mismatch between rate of forest loss and pace of policy, regulation, and technological developments to protect forests, and this discrepancy suggests it is worthwhile to consider more fundamental drivers of change in order to end deforestation. Values, commonly defined as the metrics we use to choose and rationalize actions and to appraise people and events, might be just such a fundamental driver. Often-cited policy tools such as national forest preservation laws and reforestation programs, the UNs REDD+ program, and laws to minimize illegal logging are slow, according to a 2017 study, and non-binding with limited impact, as a 2014 study found. Even when the policy, legislation, or regulation mechanism to stop deforestation is sound, effective

Wednesday, 20 June

22:00

Ol Hela papa graun i kukim ol LNG projek masin na ol container LNG WATCH

Updated 19 June 2018, 16:36 AEST

Ol polis long Papua New Guinea highlands i nau wok long investigetim ol attak long Hela provins we i lukim sampela lain ibin kukim sampela container na sampela masin blong PNG LNG projek.

12:46

Tourists Quickly Learn Why You Shouldn't Try To Pet Lions "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Look but dont touch.

Thats one lesson a pair of tourists recently learned the hard way while on a safari tour in Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.

Seeking refuge from the sun, a group of five lions wandered over to sit in the shadow of the tourists SUV before going about the rest of their day.

Credit: Youtube/CelebrityNews

As a male lion got closer and stood with his side against the truck, one of the tourists inside thought it would be the perfect opportunity to pet him.

When the lion wasnt looking, the woman reached her hand right out of the window to pet his thick fur. The people began to snicker and then the lion locked eyes with them.

Credit: Youtube/CelebrityNews

Flashing his giant teeth, the lion let out a deep growl. The tourists began to panic, rushing to shut the window as the lion bounced to face them, roaring again into their faces.

The tourists managed to get the windows closed but it was the close call of a lifetime. South African safari ranger Naas Smit told The Sun that, considering their lack of common sense, the pair of tourists were very lucky to to be alive.

Credit: Youtube/CelebrityNews

[The lion] would have the power to pull that tourist straight out of that window, he said. It was an incredibly stupid thing to do They were lucky to get away with it. ...

07:56

Angore landowners set LNG machinery on fire in more PNG unrest Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

Charred machinery at the PD8 LPG development site in Hela province, PNG Highlands. Image: Michael Passingan/PNG News

Pacific Media Centre | 20 June 2018

In a show of frustration over the nonpayment of a business development grant, Angore landowners in Hela province have set fire to the massive Hides development LNG machinery on PDL 8 site as unrest continues in Papua New Guineas rugged Highlands region.

The destruction includes an excavator and a drilling machine while sections of a highway leading to PDL 8 have been dug up, reports the PNG Post-Courier.

In other developments:

  • Prime Minister Peter ONeill and Members of Parliament, including ministers...

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