Climate Action Summit 2012

Climate Action Summit 2012

Because you will be able to talk to scientists, academics and many leading Australian climate campaigners, and to: Help build a movement that can win a safe climate Understand more about climate change such as how unseasonal cold weather can fit the model of global warming Hear informed positions on what Australia should be doing – including international perspectives Discuss a range of approaches to action with experts and participate in workshop groups Meet like-minded people from around the…

Even though many of us seem to have overly busy schedules we’d like to invite you to take part in a special grassroots organized Climate Summit. It will be dealing with climate change and all related issues and possibilities. It is taking place on the last weekend in April at the University of Western Sydney (UWS) in Parramatta, 28-29 April.

 There is an opening evening, 6-8pm on Friday 27 April in the Parliament House in the city, with Ged Kearney (ACTU), Richard Dennis (The Australia Institute), Jenny McAllister (Labor Party President), Christine Milne (Australian Greens) and Simon Butler (Socialist Alliance and Green left weekly) as speakers.

Our Parramatta Climate Action group (ParraCAN) has been instrumental in putting a great program together, in cooperation with the UN connected Centre of Excellence for Sustainability at UWS and other local Climate Action Groups (CAGs) across the country. An amazing array of highly qualified speakers, panelists and workshop leaders will engage with the broader public. Whether they are scientists, activists, scholars, politicians or creative practitioners, they all encourage thinking and debate as well as deliberate, urgent and long-term actions, on all levels of society.

This is a great opportunity for those who have been working in the field and those newer to the complex topic to dialogue with experts and colleagues. You can be sure you’ll get some answers for your questions and concerns, gain fresh insights and motivation in order to support the deep changes needed now for the sake of all of us and future generations. There also will be space for informal encounters and further workshops, as well as welcome injections of fun, such as through the comedian Rod Quantock during the dinner on Saturday night.

We have made an effort to make this accessible to anyone by keeping the costs of attendance as low as possible.

We apologise for cross-postings and would be grateful if you can help promote this event.

Please take a look at the attachment of the flyer and the website with a detailed lay-out of the program:

It would be great to see you there for the weekend or part of the time.

Best wishes
Richard and Maria

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