Climate emergency motion passed in association of municipalities

On 12 May 2017, the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV), the legislated peak body for 79 local governments in Victoria, passed a climate emergency motion, with 77 per cent of voting municipalities in support. Darebin Councillor Susan Rennie put forward the motion: Motion 56. Climate Change Submitting Council: Darebin City Council Motion: That the MAV Read more about Climate emergency motion passed in association of municipalities[…]

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[…]

Acknowledgement of 18,101 Australians’ call for a Climate Emergency Declaration

On 27 February 2017, the 18,101 signatures collected so far petitioning the Parliament to declare a Climate Emergency was handed over to Adam Bandt MP and presented to the House of Representatives on behalf of Steve Posselt who had gathered many of the signatures on a two month journey from Ballina to Canberra in his Read more about Acknowledgement of 18,101 Australians’ call for a Climate Emergency Declaration[…]

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?[…]

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[…]

Ian Dunlop: What we need is a Government of National Unity

Ian Dunlop’s Engineers Australia keynote address starts at 34:38 in this video. Duration: one hour “We have to change the fundamentals of society in a way which is much deeper than we are currently thinking. We are not going to see growth in the conventional sense – it will be a different form of growth, I would Read more about Ian Dunlop: What we need is a Government of National Unity[…]