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Sydney Ideas - Professional obligations in an age of climate change

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A SYDNEY IDEAS FORUM CO-PRESENTED WITH THE SYDNEY ENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE

Part four of the Living in a Warming World series convened by Dr Frances Flanagan and Michelle St Anne.

The radical threat posed by global warming poses a profound challenge to every vocation. At the core of every profession, from engineering to accountancy to law to journalism, is the idea of providing expertise in service to the public good. Professionals must act ethically, in accordance with relevant codes and standards. But with the whole system under challenge from the possible collapse of the natural systems that support life on earth, will these ethics be sufficient?

Is it possible to be an ethical professional while also providing advice that supports fossil fuel companies? How are professional standards and codes of ethics shifting in response to the catastrophic threat posed by climate change? How have certain professionals been implicated in perpetuating and legitimising environmentally destructive acts?

This outstanding panel will consider these and other profound questions facing all professionals in the age of global warming.

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Anna Krien, Author and Journalist
David Ritter, CEO, Greenpeace Australia Pacific
Sarah Barker, Special Counsel, MinterEllison

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Professor Christopher Wright, University of Sydney Business School

For more information, including speakers bios, click here.


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