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Sydney Ideas - Why we need to think about inequality and climate change

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A Sydney Ideas forum co-presented with the Sydney Environment Institute

Climate change has the potential to significantly accelerate inequality. Low income and precariously employed Australians tend to live and work in areas more susceptible to temperature extremes, and in buildings less able to withstand them. They are less able to afford the cost of energy required for airconditioning, have less access to public green space, shaded recreation areas, pools and schools with facilities for learning in extreme weather. At the same time, rising inequality in Australia is making it harder to tackle climate change. Elites in highly unequal societies pollute more, waste more water, emit more carbon dioxide, and produce and consume more products that are designed not to last. Highly unequal societies are less democratically responsive, and are more likely to accept climate change ‘solutions’ that are premised on the privatisation of ‘liveable space’. This panel will bring together speakers who make the case for the necessity of seeing climate change and inequality as entwined challenges.

Confirmed Speakers:

Professor David Schlosberg, Sydney Environment Institute
Professor Kate Auty, ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Evironment
Professor Marc Stears, Sydney Policy Lab

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Professor Christopher Wright, University of Sydney Business School

This event is part two of the Living in a Warming World series convened by Dr Frances Flanagan.

For more more information, including speaker bios, click here.

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University of Sydney, NSW 2006

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