#Repost @woodstockflour. Thank you for sharing such a gorgeous #paws4climate picture of Jip with us.
There is still plenty of time to share your #paws4climate picture with us for a chance for your dog to feature in our 2021 calendar.
Good lookin’ boy 🐕 Jip knows what’s up ➡️ #pawsforclimate #farmersforclimateaction @farmersforclimateaction #cleanenergy...
Thanks for the #paws4climate pic @agzero2030! 🐕🐶🌞🌱
Dog Day may be over, but we still want to see all your #paws4climate pics.
By sharing your photos with us your dog may become part of our 2021 calendar.
Follow the link in our bio for more information.
Happy dog day! This farm Lab supports #paws4climate as she likes nothing better than mild weather, a dam to swim and a damp hole to lay in. The temperature is only 20C today and she is already feeling the heat! Let’s dial down the heat for our pets by ⬇️ GHG emissions....
Today is #DogDay, a day to appreciate the love and value that dogs bring to our daily lives. Beside almost every farmer is a climate-smart, ever-loyal farm dog.
To celebrate our favourite four-legged farmhands, we are calling on farmers and supporters to share pictures of their best dog pictures with #paws4climate over the next month. Bonus points if you tell us how your dog is helping you in the fight for climate action!
Lilly here has watched the climate changing over the last 14 years, and thinks it’s about we got some serious climate policy.
We’ll be shortlisting some of the best, and you’ll get a chance to vote for your favourite farm dog on our website. The top 12 are going to be featured in our 2021 calendar!
To enter the calendar photo competition, make sure to use #paws4climate, tag us in the picture and upload a copy to our website (in case we miss it due to privacy settings)
Why have you signed the #netzeropetition? Sign now (link in bio) and let us know why in the comments. 🌞🌾🚜💛 Peter Holding, a third-generation farmer from Harden, says “farmers are adapting as fast as they can, but I don’t believe there is any chance we can adapt our way out of this. All adaptation in ag is important, because it gives us a window in which to make change. But we’re using up the window and there’s no change.”...
Sign the petition calling for the Prime Minister to set an Australia-wide net zero emissions by 2050 policy (links in bio).
My name is Anika Molesworth and I raise sheep with my family near Broken Hill. I love the ancient gum trees and incredible wildlife I share my home with. I am proud to grow food for people, and it is breaking my heart that climate change makes it harder and harder for farmers like us to do this.
Last summer, as the rest of the country burned, we sweltered through the hottest summer on record. I have watched the trees die, the wildlife disappear, and our sheep be sent away. I want nothing more than to be able to focus on the day-to-day issues of our farm, be it a busted water pipe, or fixing a fence. But with climate change looming over my future, I have no choice but to take a stand.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison, farmers are looking for leadership from your Government and it is currently lacking. The National Farmers' Federation, representing more than 80,000 Australian farmers, supports an economy wide target of net zero carbon emission by 2050.
We call on you and your government to support this policy and get Australia moving to a low carbon future.
Specifically, we want:
1. As a first step, set a net zero emissions by 2050 target
2. Adopt the policies that will get us there.
Follow the links in our bio to read the full petition and to sign it!
The Victorian Climate-Smart Agriculture Fellowship is aimed at current and emerging industry leaders who are committed to the sustainability of the agricultural sector. It is designed to build capacity to manage climate risk, while supporting business and industry resilience.
We’re looking for people with the potential to change the game, shape opinion and policy, and help agriculture and rural communities manage climate risks and prosper in a low-carbon world.
Meet the latest in our Climate-Smart Farmer in Focus series, Sam McCardel. After completing the 2018 Victorian Fellowship, Sam was inspired to make significant changes to his farm in Whroo, northern Victoria.
Through the power of pig manure, Sam has been able to transform his property and turn it into a successful farm operation.
"The water-holding capacity of the soil has dramatically improved, and the life in the soil just writhes out of the musky rich dark loam. The soil has come back to life. The diversity of the grasses has also increased and the rootstock depth has improved dramatically. That’s why we can now stand the drought when neighbouring properties can’t so well."
You can read Sam’s story and apply to be a part of the 2020 Victorian Fellowship program through the link in our bio.
Are you excited for Part 1 of our Regional Horizons Summit tomorrow? Flossy certainly is.
Professor Lesley Hughes, Climate Council and Macquarie University, will provide an overview of the climate change science in Australia, while Russell Mehmet, Willis Towers Watson, will help us to understand the future outlook for insurance, in particular farm insurance in light of climate change.
Follow the link in our bio to upcoming events to RSVP if you haven’t already! #paws4climate...
The next episode of our podcast, Over the Fence, is now live! We talk to journalist, farmer and author Gabrielle Chan about rural politics, life on the farm and how climate change is affecting Australia’s food sector. Find it by searching Over the Fence where ever you get your podcast and leave a review!...
With heavy hearts we bid farewell to Verity Morgan-Schmidt today as she leaves Farmers for Climate Action to take on new, exciting challenges that will see her continue her amazing work as a champion of Australian agriculture. Verity's passion, energy and vast knowledge has driven FCA's emergence as a leader in the space where climate solutions and farming intersect. In her three and a half years with FCA, first as our inaugural CEO and then as Policy and Partnerships Director, the voices of farmers around the country were heard loud and clear and climate policy across the industry began a transformation. Everyone at FCA will miss her immensely and we consider it a real honour and privilege to have been part of her incredible journey which we have no doubt will see Verity play a vital role in shaping a thriving farming sector for decades to come. Thank you Verity and the very best of luck....
"The National Climate Change and Agricultural Work Program would be a great asset for farmers like us, hungry for information and incentives to help guide and assist our aims at being mainstream suppliers of low carbon salads." - Wemen farmer Andrew Young on one of the components of our Regional Horizons proposal. See the whole proposal by heading to the link in our bio....
Our latest farmer(s) in focus are Narromine farmers Karin Stark and Jon Elder. They installed the largest solar diesel hybrid irrigation pump in the country in 2018 and are strong advocates for the benefits of renewables on-farm. Read more about Karin and Jon by clicking the link in our bio!...
The latest episode of our podcast 'Over the Fence' is online! We speak with Judy Brewer about her experience as a farmer and her involvement in rural and regional community organisations. Listen to this episode now by searching 'Over the Fence' wherever you get your podcasts or clicking the link in our bio....
Have you listened to the latest episode of Over the Fence? Fiona and Cam speak to Matt Grogan and Matt Charles-John about from Totally Renewable Yackandandah.
The episode can be found on all major podcast apps or by following the links in our bio.
#climateactionnow #totallyrenewableyackandandah #communityenergy...
It is not to late to sign up to be attend the Wagga Wagga climate change, drought and community resilience forum. This is the first in a series of forums which will present the latest in climate change science, explore the impacts of climate change that communities are already facing and discuss strategies to help communities through the next few weeks, months and years. The forums will also provide the community with tools to go out and create the community change they want to see.
Guest speakers include Dr Rob Gordon, Professor Mark Howden, Denis Ginnivan and Wendy Cohen
For more information and to RSVP, follow the link in our bio and click on Community Resilience Forums.
#aussiefarmers #farmingforever #climateactionnow...
We are very excited to launch our podcast, Over the Fence! It's a chance to look 'Over the Fence' at how regional communities are responding to climate change, sharing lessons & stories of success so we can learn together. Our first episode is with Cathy McGowan, former independent MP for Indi. Subscribe by searching ‘Farmers for Climate Action’ or ‘Over the Fence’ wherever you get your podcasts....
“Australians want climate action. We’ve had time to reflect on the mistakes of the past. Let’s set a new direction and have a sustainable and safer future for everyone.” - Brett Hall, FCA Board Director #farmersforclimateaction #showourcolours #climateactionnow #aussiefarmers #australianag...
The Federal Government’s Technology Investment Roadmap puts the interests of big fossil fuel companies ahead of Australian farmers.
“The Federal Government’s Technology Investment Roadmap puts Australian taxpayers’ money behind expensive and unproven carbon capture and storage technologies, which will only serve to benefit big fossil fuel companies"
“Climate change is costing Australian farmers money now. The Department of Agriculture’s own research shows that over the past two decades, climate change has cut the average annual profits of large farms by 22 per cent.
“The Federal Government needs to get real about climate change and commit to a net-zero emissions target of no later than 2050, then use the best available evidence to back projects that will actually serve to reach that goal," says Farmers for Climate Action CEO Wendy Cohen.
Farmers for Climate Action represent more than 5000 farmers across Australia. Our supporter base includes over 22,000 Australians committed to climate action for agriculture. Together we are working to ensure farmers are a key part of the solution to climate change.
never has there been a government so deaf, so out of tune with the general wishes of nation...
never has there been an opposition so incapably of taking the government to task for their disconnect...
its as if they are both unduly influenced by the massive donations they accept from the fossil fuel lobbyists...
As the PM just said humanity have long memories & it won't be forgotten. Not by me anyway. Bring in the next election.
"Tasmanian farmer Brett Hall, who runs a beef property at Bronte Park, near Miena, said climate change was evident every day on his farm.
"He said low emissions targets were an excellent first step, but it was a matter of too little, too late, and time was running out.
"'Climate change is evident to us working on the land, but we need to see stronger initiatives because the evidence is there to suggest that we have not done enough so far and we're past that point,' he said."
Let's put an end to the National Party altogether...just greedy, incompetent, lying, thieves filling their pockets at our expense!! Then again...the Liberals are just as bad!! Just a reminder...Julia Gillard had a $70 million farmer's relief package ready to go when she was voted out....which Abbott immediately blocked!! THINK ABOUT THAT!!!!
Just a note of thanks for hosting this tremendously informative webinar. I am but a mere city dweller with an interest in regenerative agriculture. It’s uplifting to hear of the research based practical innovations that are being put into tailored beef production on Lucinda’s acreage. This story balances the narrative that we hear so often from media voices who are essentially opposed to the beef and dairy industry. I look forward to future FfCA webinars
Is there a way to contact Lucinda after the event? I am interested in discussing further some of the topics covered in her presentation.
Watching from ALASKA.
Human population is too great, I ask one question do you have kids if the answer is no because of these problems i know you are not just paying lip service, please dont tell me you care about the environment and have 2 or 3 kids you have lost me at that point.
It estimates that if all of the new gas projects listed by the federal government fully progressed, they would result in an average of 332 million tonnes of CO2 being emitted each year - two thirds of our current total emissions.
The government's proposed fossil fuel projects represents "one of the world's largest fossil-fuel expansions", according to the UN's Production Gap Report.
Australia should use this opportunity to become a renewable energy superpower, with regional and rural communities at the forefront of the Covid-19 recovery, not new gas projects.
A gas-led recovery is anathema to conservationists fighting to stop global warming at 2 degrees Celsius, as it could result in hundreds of millions of tonnes of CO2 being emitted each year, writes Michael Slezak.
BATTERIES NOT GAS! EnergyAustralia, says subsidising battery installations would be the best way for the federal government to invest in the future of the power market while lifting the economy out of COVID-19.
"Achieving carbon neutrality means countries balance the amount of carbon dioxide they put into the atmosphere with the amount of emissions they remove through natural and artificial means.
"The global push has been in place since 2015, when 195 countries signed the Paris Climate Agreement, with the aim of preventing an increase in global temperatures by two degrees.
"But while China, Europe and a number of other developed and developing countries have committed to reaching net-zero emissions, Australia and the United States are among the major polluters that have not." ... See MoreSee Less
Even China is committing! Of course we expected Trump to ignore reality, but surely Australians are better than that? Apparently not
Not rocket science, we can all utilise personal practices to limit our footprint. However we Need an Honest Government with clean energy policy’s at the helm! Intelligence in this G’ment! AWOL without leave!!
What dose that tell you, this a communist page, when they say China, FFS give me a break when Chinese are the worst possible ..
Communists the worst is this page..
Shame on this ignorant biased govt.
Trumps UN rant has done no-one any favours. We need to lessen our ties to his apron strings and go our independent way.
And China is supposed to be the Bad Guy. Makes you think.
"Scomo" will follow the USA,although It could be he same sermons they're listening to.
We need to be grown-up global citizens
If you believe China is committed to reaching net-zero emissions, I feel sad for you.
It’s big, it’s red and it’s Victorian-bred! Our @VicGovAg lentil breeders are celebrating, after 12 years of research they have bred a new red lentil variety – high yielding and herbicide tolerant! http://seednet.com.au/product/pba-kelpie-xt @theGRDC @VicGovGrains @BCG_Birchip @VFFGrains @SouthernFS
"Gas prices are unlikely to be very low again, and even if they were low they would not create serious economic stimulus because seriously gas-reliant industries don’t employ many people" - Tony Wood, the Grattan Institute’s energy director
Join @Centre4Optimism tomorrow for their webinar 'Climate Change and Innovation: Opportunities & Optimism'. Panel feat. @DanMasonDCroz @RebeccaHuntley2 @vanessarauland and more. Link here: https://www.centreforoptimism.com/event-3919004