Join 350.org for a talk on Australia’s response to the challenge of our time. Eminent human rights QC Julian Burnside and ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and Environment Dr Kate Auty will outline our climate responsibilities and where leadership is coming from while our federal government is missing in action on climate change. A Q&A will follow the talk, these are the topics for the night:
Julian Burnside QC
Climate change and Australia: A question of justice - Our global and regional responsibility on the issue of our time:
How does Australia compare to the rest of the world regarding climate change action
Human element: climate displaced people
Regional and pacific impacts and Australia’s responsibility (how will we react as a country?).
Dr. Kate Auty - Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment (Australian Capital Territory)
Climate change leadership in Australia: Nowhere and everywhere
Lack of Federal climate change leadership and what Australia is missing out on
Where is the leadership coming from: State and Territory governments, local community renewable energy projects and national support for climate change action.