In this week’s episode, Climactic co-host Mark Spencer talks to Cr Kat Copsey of Port Phillip Council in Melbourne, Victoria.
Kat chats about her “aha” moments in her rise to becoming an advocate in the ongoing battle against global warming and also talks of her love for the arts and artistic expression. However on issues as important as climate change Cr Copsey told Mark that “systemic change” was absolutely necessary and the sooner this change is implemented, the better for our society.
“I always wished that somebody would do something [about climate change] then I realised I am somebody” said Cr Copsey, words that underline her hands-on approach to climate activism.
As part of preparation for our upcoming special on China’s decision to restrict Australian recycling imports, Mark asked Kat about the opportunities this presented as well as the dark side of increased costs for councils. She agreed that a crisis such as the Chinese government’s decision does indeed create room for shared potential and lists changes made and proposals before Port Phillip council.