The devastating effects of the 2019-2020 bushfires saw Australian communities ravaged by the impacts of climate change. Many viewed the tragedy as a long overdue wake-up call, and one that should spur rapid action to address the ecological challenges facing us. But as the ash settles, what will the next steps for climate policy look like in an Australia reeling from a catastrophic fire season?
In this not to be missed conversation, hear from UTS industry professor Bob Carr who is joined by Independent MP for Warringah, Zali Steggall OAM, elected in 2019 on a platform of pursuing national climate action. Zali is joined by Martijn Wilder, a world leader in climate law and sustainable investing who believes Australia could lead the way in the race to decarbonise.
UTS 4 Climate is a five-part podcast series bringing together leading thinkers from politics, economics, science and journalism to continue the conversation on climate change.
This audio series creates a space to explore climate change from all angles and find practical answers to what we can do to address the climate crisis and secure our futures.
The series is hosted by marine science student Erika Wagner, who works at the Institute for Sustainable Futures. Erika introduces listeners to a range of fascinating conversations held in 2020 by Professor the Honourable Bob Carr, NSW’s longest-serving Premier, former Foreign Minister of Australia and UTS Industry Professor of Climate and Business.
Hear from a diverse range of guests on where Australia has gone wrong on our approach to climate, opportunities to reduce carbon emissions, how to talk about climate in a way that makes a difference, and what it will take to achieve a sustainable future.
This podcast was made by Impact Studios at UTS in collaboration with the Institute for Sustainable Futures.