The November meeting in Glasgow must, in the words of a recent report from developing countries that constitute over half the nations of the world, ‘be a summit of delivery [because] morally and practically, there can be no successful outcome at COP26 that does not deliver for the most vulnerable across the full range of issues. This is the last chance for rich countries to deliver the promised ‘solidarity package’. If this plan fails, COP26 fails’
The report identifies five areas in which all governments, ‘especially those of nations that became prosperous through the untrammeled burning of fossil fuels’ , need to deliver:
Emissions: Cut emissions to levels consistent with keeping warming under 1.5oC, led by nations with the biggest responsibility and capacity. Halve global CO2 emissions by 2030.
Adaptation: Accelerate financial support to vulnerable countries to adapt to climate impacts. Ensure adaptation receives at least 50% of financial aid.
Loss and damage: Provide financial support to help developing nations deal with the loss and damage caused by the impacts of climate change – which have resulted from the developed world’s historical failure to cut their emissions.
Finance: Deliver the promised but so far unforthcoming US$100bn per year climate financial pledge made by developed nations at the Copenhagen and Paris COPs.
Implementation: Finalise the rulebook for implementing the Paris Agreement regarding transparency, carbon trading and common five-year timeframes for accelerating action. Done in a way that safeguards development and nature.
All actions to be underpinned by solidarity, fairness and prosperity.
The report includes a message for Australia: ‘Fair shares accounting shows that in order to take adequate responsibility for creating the climate crisis, Australia should reduce its emissions by at least 65-80% below 2005 levels by 2030 and provide at least $2.5bn (AUS$3.2bn) annually.’
Our Annual General Meeting will be held in the Tathra RFS training room, Bega St Tathra at 5.30 pm on Monday March 22.
The agenda papers including audited financial reports are available by clicking here
Nominations for office bearer positions must be sent to the Returning Officer at [email protected] by Monday 15 March. The email should have the names of the nominator and seconder and confirm the consent of the nominee.
CEFE members are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting and election of office bearers that will be held on Monday March 9 at 5.30 pm at 14 Canning St Bega.
You can download the agenda papers here
You can download the minutes of the last AGM here
You can download a nomination form for the positions of President, Secretary and Treasurer here. Nominations must reach the Secretary Prue Kelly by 5.30 pm on Monday March 2. Nominations have been received for all the existing office holders and they have consented to being nominated.
Monday December 5.30-7.00 pm
Cobargo School of Arts
MC Cr Tony Allen
Bishop George Browning
Dr Alice Howe BVSC
Dr Matthew Nott CEFE
Read about BVSC Climate Resilience Strategy here
Both councils where CEFE is active (Bega Valley Shire Council and Northern Beaches Council have now passed Climate Emergency resolutions. CEFE members were present in the chamber on both occasions and spoke in favour of the resolution with some passion. Both councils have also signed up the the Climate Councils’ City Power Partnership Program and both are now developing climate strategies and action plans.
The Climate Emergency resolution will be one of the topics discusses at a community forum organised by the Bermagui Chapter of CEFE next Monday 14 October at the Community Centre in Bunga St from 5.30 pm to 7 pm
Other topics of relevance to residents of Bermagui and surrounding areas that will be covered are:
The all –inclusive playground
Councils’ swimming pool strategy
Possible variation to annual rates
plus much more!
Special guest speaker – Councillor Jo Dodds