Ian Dunlop: Community, institutional and corporate leadership essential

Listen to what Ian Dunlop had to say at the Engineers Australia climate action seminar held in conjunction with the Canberra finale of Steve Posselt kayak trek on 25 February 2017. Well worth 45 minutes of your time. » See the full presentation on webcast.gigtv.com.au “Community, institutional and corporate leadership, in its own self-interest, is essential, as politics will never Read more about Ian Dunlop: Community, institutional and corporate leadership essential[…]

Exploring the critical role local councils can play in reversing global warming

Local government as a way of getting climate emergency action through Photos by Julian Meehan, audio recordings by The Sustainable Hour Philip Sutton | Trent McCarthy | Mik Aidt | Bryony Edwards | Adrian Whitehead How councils can reverse global warming With State and Federal Governments failing to implement policies to reestablish a safe climate, this workshop at Read more about Exploring the critical role local councils can play in reversing global warming[…]

Melbourne this weekend: The climate emergency out in the open

Interview with festival director about the climate emergency 16-minute radio interview with Sustainable Living Festival director Luke Taylor about his ambition for the festival that dares to mingle with “the mother of all issues” – the climate emergency. The interview was broadcasted in The Sustainable Hour on 8 February 2017. . . . . . Read more about Melbourne this weekend: The climate emergency out in the open[…]

Debate: “We know it’s an emergency, but does it help to say so?”

Australia’s largest environmental groups and climate action groups refrain from using the word ‘emergency’ in their climate campaigning work, because it is believed that it could make people shut off rather than get engaged. A climate emergency debate held on 13 December 2016 at Three Weeds Hotel in Rozelle, New South Wales, illustrated however that Read more about Debate: “We know it’s an emergency, but does it help to say so?”[…]

Climate emergency campaigning workshop on 11 September 2016

Presentations at the Victorian Climate Action Network forum – a ‘climate emergency campaigning workshop’ – held on 11 September 2016 in Melbourne. David Spratt: Why is emergency-scale action necessary? “We need to understand the gravity of the climate emergency and get to the bottom of what science actually demands.” David Spratt » More information about David Spratt’s Read more about Climate emergency campaigning workshop on 11 September 2016[…]

Margaret Hender: Climate emergency campaigning – what have we learnt so far?

What have we learnt so far from the Climate Emergency Declaration and Mobilisation campaign in Australia and what is needed to achieve our goal? A number of people in this room, and others, have been involved in climate emergency campaigning for years now, and especially since the book ‘Climate Code Red’ appeared in 2008, so Read more about Margaret Hender: Climate emergency campaigning – what have we learnt so far?[…]

David Spratt: Why is emergency-scale action necessary?

David Spratt’s presentation at the Victorian Climate Action Network forum on 11 September 2016   The scientific case for understanding climate heating as an emergency The world now faces a climate emergency. Our scientists tell us. We know it. Slowly the political elite are realising that the current international climate policy-making paradigm is dying of Read more about David Spratt: Why is emergency-scale action necessary?[…]

Michael Hoexter: Movement from soft denial to an emergency position

Building a road out of soft climate denial: “The effective fight against climate change requires a new understanding of the connections between macro-scale policy and our micro-scale subjective experience,” writes Michael Hoexter, PhD, in an essay published by New Economic Perspectives on 6 September 2016, ‘Living in the Web of Soft Climate Denial’. He describes Read more about Michael Hoexter: Movement from soft denial to an emergency position[…]

Metamorphosis from wild idea into a no-brainer

By Margaret Hender You might recall, not so many years ago, nobody was asking for 100 per cent renewable electricity, or even thinking about it or imagining it might be possible. So what happened? One evening a group of climate campaigners were sitting around a kitchen table trying to devise strategies for reducing carbon emissions. Read more about Metamorphosis from wild idea into a no-brainer[…]