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SOCIAL CHANGE & RESEARCH

Carmen Lawrence

Carmen Lawrence is a former Premier of Western Australia, leader of the Labor Party and Federal Member for Fremantle. Dr. Lawrence currently holds the position of Professor Emerita (Psychological Science) at the University of Western Australia and has led and supported research into a multitude of topics including governance, democracy, sense of place, equality, and the human impacts of climate change.

In 2015, she was awarded the ‘Australian Humanist of the Year’ for her consistent humanist approach to a wide range of issues, both as politician and researcher, and for speaking out on matters of concern to humanists including the welfare of indigenous people, equality for women and inequality in education. She supports the climate emergency movement and encourages the construction of the climate emergency in terms of its effect on human beings.


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“We must focus on those things people really care about – themselves, their health, their family, their community – and what will happen if they don’t act.”


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The National Climate Emergency Summit will convene practitioners, advocates, governments, youth leaders and industry innovators to unpack what a climate emergency response could look like at local, national, and global levels.



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