Episodes

Feb. 26, 2020

JUSTICE AND RIGHTS

EMERGENCY POWERS AND THE DECLARATION DEBATE As the momentum for a climate emergency response grows louder, so too does the fear of authoritarian power and loss of democratic rights. Can we set out to achieve maximum protection from climate change while safeguarding our liberties and creating a more just world? Are these objectives irreconcilable? Nyadol Nyuon – Lawyer & Human Rights Advocate Tim Costello – Former Chief Advocate & CEO of World Vision Australia Nicole Rogers – Associate Professor…

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Feb. 26, 2020

EVERYBODY'S PROBLEM

Frontline Climate Stories From Across Australia Australia’s first responders and affected communities are confronting the devastating climate impacts playing out around the country. Hear first-hand accounts from people on the ground as an unprecedented crisis hits home. Greg Mullins – Former NSW Fire & Rescue Commissioner Anika Molesworth – Broken Hill Farmer & Scientist Major Michael Thomas – Defence & Climate Security Analyst Mayor Vonda Malone – Mayor of Torres Strait Islands Paddy Manning…

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Feb. 26, 2020

GETTING THE MESSAGE RIGHT

FRAMING EMERGENCY THREAT & RESPONSE The power of language and the way we frame an issue has the ability to ignite or switch people off. When the way we communicate has a big effect on attitudes and reactions, how do we get the climate message right to successfully mobilise people at the necessary scale and speed of action? How do we effectively communicate the scale and speed of action that is now required? How do we navigate the delicate terrain of facts, fear, courage, identity and reality? M…

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Feb. 26, 2020

HOW TO REVERSE GLOBAL WARMING PART TWO

PART TWO: DRAWDOWN & THE COOLING CONUNDRUM Our climate is already dangerously hot. Turning this around will take not only the rapid elimination of greenhouse emissions, but will also require drawing a vast amount of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere as fast as humanly possible, starting now. What would the race to rollout negative emissions at national level look like for a below zero Australia? Biological Systems Unearthing the potential for biological systems to deliver the drawdown at sca…

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Feb. 26, 2020

THIS IS NOT A DRILL

CLIMATE CODE RED: AUSTRALIA’S CLIMATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE The world is staring down the barrel of the biggest, most all-encompassing, multifaceted challenge in human history. We now need to pull off a monumental operation, and time is of the essence. What’s our best chance of success and how will Australia respond across the political, economic and social spectrum? An expert panel takes the hot seat for a not-so-hypothetical plunge into thinking the impossible and making it happen. Kerryn Phelps…

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Feb. 26, 2020

THE NEW CLIMATE REALITY CHECK

WHAT’S THE EMERGENCY? As catastrophic fires and drought sweep eastern Australia, world-leading scientists warn that climate tipping points are too risky to bet against. What are the likely ecological and social consequences and how does the evidence justify an emergency-level response? Michael Mann – Director, Earth System Science Center, Pennsylvania State University David Spratt – Research Director at Breakthrough – National Centre For Climate Restoration Moderated by Jo Chandler – Science Wr…

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Feb. 26, 2020

WE DECLARE

PROFESSIONALS & INDUSTRIES MOBILISE In the wake of government climate emergency declarations, many new voices are joining the call. Universities, professionals and industry bodies are turning up the heat and declaring their support for emergency level action. Hear from the industry activists bringing their sectors onboard. Caroline Pidcock – Architects Declare David Williams – CEO, Planning Institute of Australia Jane Hadjion – Engineers Declare Richard Yin – Doctors for the Environment Susanne…

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Feb. 26, 2020

HOW TO REVERSE GLOBAL WARMING PART ONE

PART ONE: THE NATIONAL DECARBONISATION ROLLOUT Our climate is already dangerously hot, releasing further emissions is not going to solve the climate crisis. With no time to lose, how fast can Australia make its emergency transition to a zero emissions economy? Oliver Yates – Former CEO, Clean Energy Finance Corporation Vanessa Petrie – CEO, Beyond Zero Emissions Qiao Nan Han – Vice President Maoneng Group Brendan Condon – Zero Carbon Business Investor Thomas King – CEO, Food Frontier Moderated …

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Feb. 26, 2020

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 Hi…

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Feb. 26, 2020

WAKE UP CALL

AUSTRALIA & THE WORLD IS DECLARING Over 1000 local, city, state and national governments around the world have declared a climate emergency, with over 70 in Australia leading the call. From capital cities to local councils on the frontline, there’s a growing recognition of the scale and speed of the threat we now face. How can governments turn these breakthrough declarations into emergency action? Clover Moore – Lord Mayor of Sydney Shane Rattenbury – Minister for Climate Change & Sustainabilit…

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Feb. 26, 2020

CLIMATE AND HEALTH EMERGENCY

The events program from the National Climate Emergency Summit 2020 recorded in Melbourne, VIC, Australia on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, on the 14-15th of February. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

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Feb. 26, 2020

DEMOCRACY REBOOT

POLITICS FIT FOR THE EMERGENCY CHALLENGE After three decades of inaction from successive governments across both sides of politics, what has brought Australian democracy to such a low point and how it might be reversed to enable a climate emergency response? Peter Garrett – Former Federal Minister for Environment Zali Steggall – Federal Member for Warringah John Hewson – Former Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia Moderated by Kerry O’Brien – Journalist & Commentator See omnystudio.com/poli…

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Feb. 26, 2020

PETER GARRETT SOLO SPEECH

The events program from the National Climate Emergency Summit 2020 recorded in Melbourne, VIC, Australia on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, on the 14-15th of February. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

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Feb. 26, 2020

OPENING ADDRESS

OFFICIAL OPENING, WELCOME TO COUNTRY & INTRO TO THE SUMMIT Featuring: Lord Mayor Sally Capp & Leader of the Australian Greens, Adam Bandt MC: Mary Kostakidis See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

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Feb. 26, 2020

STUDENTS DECLARE

FEATURE WORKSHOP Featuring: Marco Bellemo, Jean Hinchliffe, Zel Whiting, Kaity Thompson Moderated by Matt Wicking See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

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Feb. 19, 2020

MOBILISING ACROSS THE DIVIDE

BUILDING A SUPER MAJORITY OF STRONG SUPPORT Climate change shouldn’t be a right or left issue. Big, fast action requires support across the political spectrum. How do we engage with peoples’ concerns and fears about their jobs, identity and security to breakdown the barriers to achieve a supermajority of support? Carmen Lawrence – Former Premier of Western Australia & Social Academic Simon Holmes-Court – Climate Policy Analyst Miriam Lyons – Organising Director at Getup Moderated by Rebecca Hun…

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Feb. 19, 2020

CITIZEN ACT

DEEPENING DEMOCRACY TO SUPPORT THE EMERGENCY TRANSITION A strong democracy and empowered communities will be vital to enable citizens to shape a climate emergency transition. How can we deepen our democratic engagement and grow the power of communities to keep the transition accountable and just? Tim Hollo – Executive Director, Green Institute Peter Cock – Sociologist & Environmentalist Giselle Wilkinson – President, Sustainable Living Foundation Leigh Ewbank – Act on Climate Campaigner FoE Mod…

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Feb. 19, 2020

ECOSYSTEMS IN COLLAPSE

THE BIODIVERSITY & ECOLOGICAL EMERGENCY Devastating climate impacts continue to threaten Australia’s diverse flora, fauna and ecosystems. What can current trends tell us about how fast we need to respond to the climate emergency to protect all life on earth? David Lindenmayer – Professor of Ecology and Conservation Biology, Australian National University Charlie Veron – Marine Scientist & Coral Expert Michael Mann – Director of Earth System Science Center, Pennsylvania State University Moderate…

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