Australia: First national Climate Emergency Summit

The American climate scientist Dr Michael E. Mann, rock star Peter Garrett and The Guardian Australia’s editor Lenore Taylor are among the 100 presenters who will be speaking at the 2020 National Climate Emergency Summit in Melbourne, Australia.

After formal declarations of climate emergency began in Australia in 2016, the impact and influence of this movement has escalated exponentially and led the campaign to become a global call to action.

The first National Climate Emergency Summit, held at and around Melbourne Town Hall, will convene practitioners, advocates, governments, youth leaders, and industry innovators from across the country to unpack what a climate emergency response could look like at local, national, and global levels. The growing speaker-list

The organisers hope to provide “an opportunity to catalyse breakthroughs that help shape the kind of climate emergency response citizens want to see.” Around 100 presenters will present workshops, panel discussions, and debates that tackle critical issues spanning the political, economic, technical, and social change dimensions of creating a full-scale response to the climate emergency.

“The summit addresses the pressing need to consolidate coordinated and cooperative approaches to form sound and effective responses – inviting communities, practitioners, businesses to challenge and assist governments to respond to the climate crisis,” writes the organisers, the Sustainable Living Festival, on the summit’s home page.

Friday 14 February 2020 at 9:00am to Saturday 15 February 2020 at 5:00pm

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