Calling for no new coal

On Wednesday 27th October, 61 prominent Australians signed an open letter calling for a moratorium on new coal mines ahead of the upcoming COP21 climate talks in Paris. FEN's Coordinator Anne Lanyon was among the signatories who addressed the letter to French President, Francois Hollande and other world leaders, in an effort to put coal on the agenda of the COP21 summit in recognition of the role of coal in contributing to climate change. 

The letter was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 27 October 2015, and was organised with the support of The Australia Institute, as well as organisations including Get Up, The Australian Conservation Foundation and The Wilderness Society.

The Australia Institute wrote about the letter here: