First Climate Emergency Conference in Darebin

Darebin Council is convening a Climate Emergency Conference which will bring together people and organisations with shared concerns for our environment to demonstrate leadership in climate emergency action.

The aim of this conference is to identify strategic action and opportunities for collaboration in addressing the climate emergency.

The climate emergency conference will also create opportunities to build collaborations for advocacy and influence across government, industries and organisations that have the greatest power to take urgent and appropriate action to respond to the climate emergency.

The conference will include a series of plenary addresses focusing on scientific understandings, social dynamics, learnings from disaster management and corporate responsibility, and will build a detailed and complex picture of the challenges we face.

Through the themes of communication and engagement and taking action, the conference will also explore issues of how we communicate and identify innovative ways to engage and empower people to take meaningful and long-lasting action in response to the climate emergency.

Your participation will significantly contribute to the development of a collective understanding of climate emergency, and the range and scope of advocacy and practical responses required to restore a safe climate. It is only through a collaborative, partnership approach that we can collectively scale up our action and advocacy to the degree required to avoid catastrophic climate change is required.

A full program of events will be available soon on Council’s website.

Tuesday 11 September 2018 at 8:30am to Wednesday 12 September at 5:00pm
Northcote Town Hall, 189 High Street, Northcote, VIC 3070, Australia

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Video documentation

In September 2018, Darebin City Council presented the first-ever national climate emergency conference hosted by local government. The conference brought together councils, other levels of government, business and organisations as well as our community to identify strategic and urgent action, with appropriate scale and speed to deliver a safe climate.

→ See video recordings of the presentations on this playlist