Yet, there is still critical work to be done. Summit Sessions within the theme of Australia Declare! will be exploring the major barriers and opportunities that lie in the path to achieving national declaration – a move that would position our country to begin to implement the large-scale solutions we need.
This program theme looks at how we can progress the momentum and expand the reach of the growing climate emergency movement, beyond the walls of government, and show a wider public audience how their communities and organisations can advance the call for a declaration and the demand for a commitment to urgent action.
Declaring a climate emergency should position a government, institution, business, industry body, community group, or any other type of organisation to be able to place top priority on responding to climate change in either the work they do or in how they carry it out.
The second key theme of the Summit Program looks at how we can close the gap between climate emergency acknowledgement and response and propel action Beyond the Declarations. Sessions within the Beyond the Declarations theme will unpack what a safe and just climate emergency response could look like at local, state, and national levels and action pathways for Australia that could be replicable on a global scale.