Declaring a Climate Emergency: Why Should We? How Would We?

Climate Change Network at UNSW presents their latest in a series of events addressing climate change.

Declaring a climate emergency is a way of mobilising resources at scale and speed to protect civilisation, the economy, people, species, and ecosystems. 

In Australia, a climate emergency declaration mobilisation and petition was launched in May 2016.

Since then, 30 Australian jurisdictions - who have 3 million constituents combined or 12 per cent of the population -  including Randwick City and the City of Sydney Councils, have declared a climate emergency. 

Join us for an open discussion on what a declaration means, why we need one and how local councillors and campaigners have passed 'Climate Emergency Declaration' motions in their electorate. More importantly, what happens next, and how you can get involved as a constituent.

We will hear from Chris Turney, Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and Professor of Earth Science & Climate Change at UNSW; City of Sydney, North Sydney and Randwick City councillors; and campaigners.

Light refreshments will be served and small donations will be gratefully received to cover costs. 

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