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 protectio...

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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 th...

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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 th...

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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 di...

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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...

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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 a...

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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 s...

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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 tran...

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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...

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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...

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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/polici...

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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 ena...

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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/polici...

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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 job...

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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 gr...

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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 emerge...

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Feb. 19, 2020

CRISIS ON COUNTRY

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 f...

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Feb. 19, 2020

BELOW ZERO EMISSION COMMUNITIES

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...

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Feb. 19, 2020

THE NEW NEW DEAL

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 t...

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Feb. 19, 2020

ENDING FOSSIL FUELS

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 camp...

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Feb. 19, 2020

AUSTRALIA DECLARES

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 declaratio...

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Feb. 18, 2020

BUILDING THE BUSINESS COALITION

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 understa...

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