Australia: Climate Emergency Conference 2024

Climate Emergency Australia in partnership with Maribyrnong City Council and supported by Victoria University invite councillors and council staff to join with other councils from around Australia to attend the Climate Emergency Conference 2024 in Melbourne.

“Australian councils and communities reclaiming the climate emergency” – on Friday 19 April 2024 from 9:30am to 5:00pm AEST at Victoria University, Footscray Park Campus.

This conference is for councillors and council staff who are responding to the climate crisis. There will be a community-focussed sister-conference for community groups later in the year.

The organisers write:

“The conference will help reinvigorate climate action by councils and communities to reverse global warming and restore a safe climate.

This will be an opportunity to connect and reflect, share the lessons learned from more than six years of climate emergency response at the local government level, to re-focus our collective climate emergency action and talk about the next steps needed to restore a safe climate.

For councils yet to start their climate emergency journey this conference will help frame actions and set ambitious goals. For those who have already started down this path, we will explore what role councils can play in leading the response to reverse global warming.

You’ll come away with practical actions to strengthen your council’s climate emergency response, new examples and networks to draw on, and a feeling of being part of a movement. We aim to leave you inspired and well-equipped, with a solid plan for how your council, working with other councils, can help to restore a safe climate.

Topics to be covered include:

• What the latest climate science says and how we can respond
• Council and community mobilisation
• Inspiring stories of councils leading climate action
• Refining our approach to the climate emergency
• How to progress your climate emergency response, no matter what stage of the journey your council is at
• Frequently Asked Questions”

Tickets: $25 – $150

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