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The events program from the National Climate Emergency Summit 2020 recorded in Melbourne, VIC, Australia on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, on the 14-15th of February.

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The events program from the National Climate Emergency Summit 2020 recorded in Melbourne, VIC, Australia on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, on the 14-15th of February.

    JUSTICE AND RIGHTS

    JUSTICE AND RIGHTS

    EMERGENCY POWERS AND THE DECLARATION DEBATE

    As the momentum for a climate emergency response grows louder, so too does the fear of authoritarian power and loss of democratic rights. Can we set out to achieve maximum protection from climate change while safeguarding our liberties and creating a more just world? Are these objectives irreconcilable?

    Nyadol Nyuon – Lawyer & Human Rights Advocate
    Tim Costello – Former Chief Advocate & CEO of World Vision Australia
    Nicole Rogers – Associate Professor School of Law and Justice, Southern Cross University
    Philip Sutton – RSTI, Strategy Analyst, Breakthrough

    Moderated by Corinne Grant – Lawyer & Human Rights Advocate

    • 55 min
    EVERYBODY'S PROBLEM

    EVERYBODY'S PROBLEM

    Frontline Climate Stories From Across Australia

    Australia’s first responders and affected communities are confronting  the devastating climate impacts playing out around the country. Hear first-hand accounts from people on the ground as an unprecedented crisis hits home.

    Greg Mullins – Former NSW Fire & Rescue Commissioner
    Anika Molesworth  – Broken Hill Farmer & Scientist
    Major Michael Thomas – Defence & Climate Security Analyst
    Mayor Vonda Malone – Mayor of Torres Strait Islands
    Paddy Manning – Journalist & Writer

    Moderated by Jane Caro – Writer & Social Commentator

    • 1 hr 9 min
    GETTING THE MESSAGE RIGHT

    GETTING THE MESSAGE RIGHT

    FRAMING EMERGENCY THREAT & RESPONSE

    The power of language and the way we frame an issue has the ability to ignite or switch people off. When the way we communicate has a big effect on attitudes and reactions, how do we get the climate message right to successfully mobilise people at the necessary scale and speed of action? How do we effectively communicate the scale and speed of action that is now required? How do we navigate the delicate terrain of facts, fear, courage, identity and reality?

    Margaret Klein Salamon – Founding director of The Climate Mobilization
    Rebecca Huntley – Australian social researcher and expert on social trends
    Richie Merzian – Director Climate & Energy Program The Australia Institute

    Moderated by Adam Morton – Guardian Australia’s Environment Editor

    • 1 hr 3 min
    HOW TO REVERSE GLOBAL WARMING PART TWO

    HOW TO REVERSE GLOBAL WARMING PART TWO

    PART TWO: DRAWDOWN & THE COOLING CONUNDRUM

    Our climate is already dangerously hot. Turning this around will take not only the rapid elimination of greenhouse emissions, but will also require drawing a vast amount of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere as fast as humanly possible, starting now. What would the race to rollout negative emissions at national level look like for a below zero Australia?

    Biological Systems

    Unearthing the potential for biological systems to deliver the drawdown at scale and speed to achieve safe climate conditions

    Joe Herbertson – Director of The Crucible Group & Conjoint Professor, University of Newcastle
    Kate Dooley – Research Fellow and Lecturer at Melbourne University
    Peter MaCreadie – Director of Deakin’s Blue Carbon Lab
    Tony Rinaudo – Natural Resources Management Specialist, World Vision

    Moderated by Natasha Mitchell – Radio National presenter

    • 1 hr 19 min
    THIS IS NOT A DRILL

    THIS IS NOT A DRILL

    CLIMATE CODE RED: AUSTRALIA’S CLIMATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE

    The world is staring down the barrel of the biggest, most all-encompassing, multifaceted challenge in human history. We now need to pull off a monumental operation, and time is of the essence. What’s our best chance of success and how will Australia respond across the political, economic and social spectrum? An expert panel takes the hot seat for a not-so-hypothetical plunge into thinking the impossible and making it happen.

    Kerryn Phelps – Former Head of the Australian Medical Association
    Greg Mullins – Former NSW Commissioner of Fire & Rescue
    Lidia Thorpe – Activist and Former Politician
    Oliver Yates – Former CEO, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
    Ian Dunlop – Former Chair of the Australian Coal Association
    Carmen Lawrence – Former WA Premier & Social Academic
    Paul Gilding – Climate Risk Analyst & Business Consultant
    Cheryl Durrant – Former Director of Preparedness and Mobilisation Australian Defence Force

    Hosted by Ali Moore – Journalist & Broadcaster.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    THE NEW CLIMATE REALITY CHECK

    THE NEW CLIMATE REALITY CHECK

    WHAT’S THE EMERGENCY?

    As catastrophic fires and drought sweep eastern Australia, world-leading scientists warn that climate tipping points are too risky to bet against. What are the likely ecological and social consequences and how does the evidence justify an emergency-level response?

    Michael Mann – Director, Earth System Science Center, Pennsylvania State University
    David Spratt – Research Director at Breakthrough – National Centre For Climate Restoration

    Moderated by Jo Chandler – Science Writer & Journalist

    • 44 min

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