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Climate Change - Why should I care?

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Climate Change - Why Should I Care?

LOCAL COMMUNITY FORUM

Tuesday 30th October, 7-9 pm

Hawthorn Arts Centre

Corner of Glenferrie & Burwood Roads, Hawthorn


Climate change is hurting us now.

You can’t open the paper without seeing the impacts - droughts and bushfires in winter.

Regardless of what happens in Canberra, climate change is impacting business decisions and investment right now.

Our expert panel will be here to answer your questions so you can learn more about powerful solutions to protect our families and our environment.


Dr Joelle Gergis: Author Sunburnt Country
Climate scientist perspective - how human activities have
altered climate patterns and the impact that a warming world will have on Australian lifestyles and ecosytems.
Sarah Barker: Special Counsel, Minter Ellison
Legal perspective. Climate change is creating market disruption and causing financial risks which impact on Directors duties. How will governance change and respond to this unprecedented 21st century problem?
Oliver Yates: Executive Director, UPC Renewables, Former CEO CEFC
Finance perspective. Climate change is having an impact on the ability to finance new energy infrastructure. How will we see new energy infrastructure financed and what role does
government policy play?
Mark Wakeham: CEO Environment Victoria
Community perspective. In the lead up to the forthcoming
Victorian election what are the political parties saying about climate change? Now that the Federal government has vacated the climate policy space - what is the role for the States?

in conversation with
Victoria McKenzie-McHarg: Chair - Climate Action Network Australia

Candidates of the major political parties contesting the seat of Hawthorn will also speak briefly on these issues.


Lighter Footprints
Lighter Footprints, a committed local climate action group, aims to influence decision makers and the public, leading action that will help to ensure a safe climate future.

Lighter Footprints offers a range of exciting speakers on clean energy, sustainability and climate action - meeting on the last Wednesday of the month at the Guide Hall, Faversham Rd, Canterbury, 7pm for 7.30pm

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