AUSTRALIA DECLARES

SHAPING AUSTRALIA’S
EMERGENCY RESPONSE

14-15 FEBRUARY 2020
BREAKOUT SESSION

Day 2

12:00PM – 1:00PM
SUPPER ROOM l LEVEL 3

THE ACTIVISM GAP

WHAT DOES CAMPAIGNING FOR CLIMATE EMERGENCY ACTION LOOK LIKE?

To achieve widespread support for a national climate emergency response climate action groups will need to rethink the heart of climate activism. What challenges and opportunities exist when designing emergency level campaign strategy at the local, state and national levels, and how is it different from campaigning as usual?

Margaret Klein Salamon – Climate Mobilisation
Sam La Rocca – Deputy Director, The Sunrise Project
Jane Morton – Extinction Rebellion
Adrian Whitehead Council Action in the Climate Emergency

Moderated by David Spratt – Climate Strategy Analyst



SESSION

SPEAKERS

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Margaret

Klein Salamon

“If humanity’s two choices are to transform or to collapse, the only rational, moral choice is to immerse yourself in the struggle to protect all life.”
SOCIAL CHANGE & PSYCHOLOGY

Margaret Klein Salamon


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Sam

La Rocca

STRATEGY & ACTIVISM

Sam La Rocca


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JANE

MORTON

“Unprecedented action against climate change is needed. We are risking passing the point of no return for a hot house earth, which is an uninhabitable earth.”
SOCIAL CHANGE & ACTIVISM

Jane Morton


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Adrian

Whitehead

“Once we start reaching out to the ethnic groups and the churches, through volunteers from the community working hand in hand with council to get a combined approach, the climate emergency message will be unstoppable”
SOCIAL CHANGE & ACTIVISM

Adrian Whitehead


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David

Spratt

“Climate disruption is an existential risk. This is not like other risks. If we crash the climate system and destroy civilization, then we cannot learn from our mistakes. You only do that once.”
SCIENCE & POLITICS

David Spratt