Pages tagged "First Nations"
The Australian government has released its Critical Minerals Strategy with First Nations engagement and benefit sharing one of the 6 key focus areas, focusing on:
- strengthening engagement and partnerships with First Nations people and communities, respecting their land and water rights and interests;
- supporting the critical minerals sector’s immediate and long-term social licence to operate and its ongoing sustainability. This includes creating economic opportunities in regional and First Nations communities while protecting cultural heritage and sacred sites;
- working with First Nations communities and their representative organisations to build their capacity to engage with critical minerals proponents; and
- working to improve equity and investment opportunities for First Nations interests.
On the eve of the May Federal Budget, it’s timely to consider where the government should make the best investment decisions.Read more
This week in Port Hedland, community members gathered along with federal and state government representatives to discuss the role of First Nations people in the renewable energy transition.Read more
A major round table discussion on clean energy and First Nations communities will be held in the Pilbara this Monday and Tuesday.Read more
Next week, community members in the Pilbara will be asked for their input into a plan for First Nations people to play a central role in the transition to renewable energy.Read more
Our First Nations friends in Canada and the US are well advanced in using clean energy to transform communities, creating jobs, business opportunities and a clean future. Hear case studies of community power and how we can apply the lessons in Australia.
- Brett Isaac, Navajo Power
- Freddie Campbell, Indigenous Clean Energy Canada