Camp for Climate Action, a national grassroots gathering, will be targeting Australia’s single largest contribution to the climate crisis — the world’s biggest coal port in Muloobinba/Newcastle.
The camp, organised by Rising Tide, will run from April 14-17. It will launch the campaign to shut the port down by 2030.
Rising Tide is seeking at least 10,000 people to take a Climate Defence Pledge and commit to join a civil resistance movement to break the fossil fuel industry’s hold over governments.
We need to force them to: immediately cancel all new coal mines and expansions; stop all coal mining and coal exports through Newcastle Port by 2030; and ensure nobody is left behind in the transition to renewable energy. This means government-led support for new jobs, industries and training for coal workers and coal mining communities.
Newcastle port is the largest coal port on the planet and the single largest source of climate-changing pollution on this continent. When burnt, this represents 1% of all global emissions.
The camp will be a chance to network, learn and take action.
There will be forums and workshops, including with: Professor Lesley Hughes, Director and councillor with the Climate Council; Coedie McAvoy, Waddananggu Cultural Custodian and musician fighting for Country against Adani’s Carmichael mine; Australia Institute Director Richard Denniss; Sapna South Asian Climate Solidarity co-founder Dr Ruchira Takulda; Maria Timon Chi-Fang, campaigner from Kiribati and the Pacific Calling Partnership; and Lock the Gate Alliance National Coordinator Ellen Roberts.