We’ve had a terrific year at the Green Living Centre, from the opening of the Inner West Sustainability Hub, to Footprints Ecofestival. See below for some of our favourites.
Also, if you missed the developments of this year’s COP28 agreement, check out the bottom of this blog for a brief review of some of the essentials.
We’d like to thank all our wonderful collaborators, contractors, experts and community members for helping us throughout the year – thank you!
From the local to global news, held earlier this month, the United Nations Conference for Climate Change (known better as COP28) was held in Dubai, and it was not without controversy.
At its centre was the COP28 president and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company CEO, Sultan Al Jaber, who faced backlash over his comments leading up to the conference, saying there is ‘no science’ to support the phasing out of fossil fuels to combat climate change.
After two weeks of deliberation, the eventual agreement has been criticised for its phrasing to ‘transition away from fossil fuels’, rather than the stronger alternative, ‘phasing out’, that was anticipated by most nations going into the conference. The language chosen is essentially backed by fossil fuel interests.
The silver lining is that this represents the first time in 30 years of these conferences that a reduction in ‘fossil fuels’ (as opposed to ‘emissions’) has been uttered, let alone agreed upon. However, critics are worried that this will not lead to actions that will reach the 1.5°C reduction goal set in the Paris climate agreement.