As 2023 draws to a close, climate change is once again back in the spotlight - globally, with COP28, nationally, with natural disasters impacting communities all around the country, and here in Queensland, where we now boast one of the most ambitious emissions reduction targets in the country.
In Far North Queensland, the recovery efforts are just beginning after the devastating impacts of Cyclone Jasper. If you'd like to support the flood recovery from afar, appeals are being run on behalf of the Gondwana Rainforest Trust, Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council and a range of other NGOs.
Despite the weight of climate and ecological crises bearing down upon us, I remain hopeful. With two elections (maybe three?), 2024 will be full of opportunities to hold our leaders to account and push them to do better. NQCC is prepared to take this on, on behalf of you and North Queensland's environment.
Thank you for standing with us in 2023. It's been a massive year, and we couldn't have done what we've done without you. I hope that you enjoy this Paperbark and find hope, joy and peace as you see out the rest of the year.
- Crystal, NQCC Coordinator
In this edition:
- Climate News
- COP 28
- Qld's Emissions Reduction Target
- NQCC News
- Swallowed by the sea - film screening
- Move Beyond Coal Week of Action
- Coming Up...
- Mayoral Candidates' Forum
- Support Us
- Supporter survey
- Donate your containers (or just donate!)
- Volunteering opportunities
- Gift Ideas
- Climate Action t-shirts
- Landcare calendars
- Boomerang Bags