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Update from our Impact Fund partners: October 2020

This month, we hear from Farmers for Climate Action, the Invasive Species Council and the Australian Marine Conversation Society on how their work to safeguard the environment has progressed in recent months.

FARMERS FOR CLIMATE ACTION

SAFEGUARDING THE ENVIRONMENT PARTNER

National Farmers Federation (NFF) had passed its climate changed policy that supports an economy-wide aspiration of net zero emissions by 2050 – this is an important foundation for setting ambitious targets for the agricultural sector.

Farmers for Climate Action has also been running a Regional Horizons Summit looking at knowing and managing risk; on-farm opportunities; and resilience strategies.

You can also tune in to FCA’s very own podcast, Over the Fence. The podcast is a window into what communities in regional and rural Australia are doing in the face of climate change.

INVASIVE SPECIES COUNCIL

SAFEGUARDING THE ENVIRONMENT PARTNER

As part of its Threat to Nature project, our Impact Fund partner the Invasive Species Council is pushing for the use of scientific, evidence-based solutions to protecting endangered species by ensuring attention is paid to processes that threaten species in the first place. Right now, solutions focus on solving extinction problems one by one rather than going to the source and turning off the tap. This work is more important than ever with the devastating impact of the bushfires on Australia’s threatened species. 

Read ISC’s latest blog post and subscribe to receive regular campaign updates.

AUSTRALIAN MARINE CONSERVATION SOCIETY

SAFEGUARDING THE ENVIRONMENT PARTNER

Things have changed since the Impact Fund first supported the Australian Marine Conservation Society’s (AMCS) Fight for our Reef campaign. What started as a tense relationship between the Cairns tourism industry and the climate movement has turned into a successful collaboration of reef tourism operators and local environment groups who are able to talk about the link between the fossil fuel industry, climate change and coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef, thanks to AMCS.

The 2017 reversal of the Queensland Government’s support for Adani by vetoing the $1 billion Federal loan and the lengths that re-elected LNP member Warren Entsch went to last year to position himself as a Reef defender are important signs the work of AMCS is paying off and the campaign messages are getting through.