Darebin Climate Emergency Conference: 11-12 September 2018
Philip Sutton: Climate emergency response
Philip Sutton, manager and strategist, Research and Strategy for Transition Initiation | 24:32
In this presentation Philip Sutton explores what it will take to deliver maximum protection of the climate vulnerable and the restoration of a safe climate. He sketches an action framework to cool the planet fast, via zero emissions and carbon dioxide drawdown, through emergency mode action by government, businesses and the community, and building on key historical case studies of large-scale, rapid restructuring of economies.
David Spratt: Beyond urgent – the science of climate warming as existential risk
David Spratt, research director, Breakthrough – National Centre for Climate Restoration | 32:29
Climate change is already dangerous, and the projected warming in the wake of the Paris Agreement in 2015 poses a threat to human civilisation unless the pace and scale of action to decarbonise society and return to a safe climate is radically increased. This presentation looks at recent observations, projected warming and impacts on key features of the climate system, and analyses how the understatement of climate risks has become incorporated in the communication of scientific research and in policymaking. Parameters for returning to a safe climate are elaborated on.
Paul Gilding: Climate change as a global emergency
Paul Gilding, independent writer and advisor on sustainability, former Greenpeace director | 27:55
If climate change poses an existential risk to society, what does it mean to have an emergency response, technologically and politically? How should we act?
Pacific Climate Warriors | 9:35
Building Civic Power in Capital | 41:08