AUSTRALIA DECLARES

SHAPING AUSTRALIA’S
EMERGENCY RESPONSE

14-15 FEBRUARY 2020
PLENARY

Day 1

11:50AM – 1:00PM
MAIN STAGE l LEVEL 1

STAND UP LEADERSHIP

CLIMATE POLITICS IN THE AGE OF EMERGENCY

It’s becoming abundantly clear that we can’t deal with the existential threat of climate disruption with the usual politics of slow change and compromise. How can we develop a stand up, fearless form of leadership that moves us beyond the failure of business & partisan politics as usual? 

Peter Garrett – Former Federal Minister for the Environment
Zali Steggall Federal Member for Warringah
Paul Gilding Climate Risk Analyst & Business Consultant
Jean Hinchliffe – Student Strike Organiser Sydney

Moderated by Lenore Taylor Editor of The Guardian Australia


SESSION

PRESENTED BY


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SESSION

SPEAKERS

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Peter

Garrett

“If we fail to act now, Australians will be hostage to external and increasingly unpredictable events of an order of magnitude and seriousness of threat most reasonably compared to war.”
POLITICS & SOCIAL CHANGE

Peter Garrett


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Lenore

Taylor

“Enough scandalous time-wasting on climate change. Let’s get back to the facts. At this point of crisis we must bypass rhetoric and political posturing.”
MEDIA & POLITICS

Lenore Taylor


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Zali

Steggall

“It’s ridiculous that climate change policy and our long-term sustainability questions are considered ‘left-leaning’, because climate is everybody’s future.”
POLITICS & POLICY

Zali Steggall


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Paul

Gilding

“Any rational response to the scientific evidence would suggest that we should mobilise today with the utmost urgency to transform the economy inside a decade. This is no longer a long term issue.“
SCIENCE & RESEARCH

Paul Gilding


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Jean

Hinchliffe

“Our politicians refuse to listen to the educated, so why should we be sitting in history class when we could be on the streets making history itself?”
SOCIAL CHANGE & ACTIVISM

Jean Hinchliffe