National Climate Emergency Summit 2020

National Climate Emergency Summit 2020

www.climateemergencysummit.org
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.


JUSTICE AND RIGHTS
Feb 26 • 55 min
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…
EVERYBODY’S PROBLEM
Feb 26 • 69 min
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…
GETTING THE MESSAGE RIGHT
Feb 26 • 63 min
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…
HOW TO REVERSE GLOBAL WARMING PART TWO
Feb 26 • 79 min
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…
THIS IS NOT A DRILL
Feb 26 • 78 min
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.…
THE NEW CLIMATE REALITY CHECK
Feb 26 • 44 min
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…
WE DECLARE
Feb 26 • 60 min
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…
HOW TO REVERSE GLOBAL WARMING PART ONE
Feb 26 • 59 min
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…
STAND UP LEADERSHIP
Feb 26 • 65 min
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…
WAKE UP CALL
Feb 26 • 57 min
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…
CLIMATE AND HEALTH EMERGENCY
Feb 26 • 9 min
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.
DEMOCRACY REBOOT
Feb 26 • 67 min
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…
PETER GARRETT SOLO SPEECH
Feb 26 • 20 min
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.
OPENING ADDRESS
Feb 26 • 31 min
OFFICIAL OPENING, WELCOME TO COUNTRY & INTRO TO THE SUMMIT Featuring: Lord Mayor Sally Capp & Leader of the Australian Greens, Adam Bandt MC: Mary Kostakidis
STUDENTS DECLARE
Feb 26 • 3 min
FEATURE WORKSHOP Featuring: Marco Bellemo, Jean Hinchliffe, Zel Whiting, Kaity Thompson Moderated by Matt Wicking
CRISIS ON COUNTRY
Feb 19 • 68 min
FIRST NATIONS RESPONSES TO THE EMERGENCY How can we go deeper in our understanding of First Nations people’s connection to Country in the face of the escalating climate emergency? Hear from Indigenous leaders at the climate forefront about what they see…
CITIZEN ACT
Feb 19 • 69 min
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…
ENDING FOSSIL FUELS
Feb 19 • 69 min
NO MORE BAD INVESTMENTS Many communities across the country are standing up and refusing the expansion of coal and gas. As the pressure builds to urgently decarbonise our economy, what can we learn from recent successful campaigns that are working to…
BELOW ZERO EMISSION COMMUNITIES
Feb 19 • 70 min
LOCALS GETTING ON WITH THE JOB Despite the lack of national leadership, local communities around the country are gearing up to rapidly decarbonise our cities and communities. Hear from local leaders on how to get ahead of the pack and accelerate the rapid…
THE NEW NEW DEAL
Feb 19 • 59 min
THE ECONOMICS OF A CLIMATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE A multitude of proposals for “Green New Deals” are a focus of global interest and campaigns. But what are they, what are their goals, and can they measure up to the challenge of the climate emergency? Do we…
ECOSYSTEMS IN COLLAPSE
Feb 19 • 62 min
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…
AUSTRALIA DECLARES
Feb 19 • 65 min
CREATING THE FOUNDATIONS FOR A NATIONAL DECLARATION As the groundswell of support for local government declarations gathers pace, communities are mobilising locally to prepare the push upwards to state and national declarations. What are the next on the…
MOBILISING ACROSS THE DIVIDE
Feb 19 • 73 min
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…
BUILDING THE BUSINESS COALITION
Feb 18 • 56 min
GETTING BUSINESS ON BOARD For a surprisingly small percentage of the Australian economy, the fossil fuel industry exercises enormous political power. At the same time, few in the business community are showing a full understanding of the existential risks…