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Fractures and Transformations: Political reflection and action in a shifting world

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on June 10th, 2011

15 June , 2011
7:30 pmto9:00 pm
Arena Discussion Forum
Fractures and transformations: political reflection and action in a shifting world
Wednesday 15 June, 7.30 pm

Climate change, catastrophe and transformation – The necessity and possibility of a post carbon future

  • John Wiseman, Melbourne Sustainable Society institute, University of Melbourne
  • Fiona Armstrong, Convenor, Climate Change and Health Alliance

Many of us share a growing awareness that we are on the threshold of social, ecological and political transformations as encompassing as the scientific and institutional shifts of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution. The escalating risks of climate change, peak oil, nuclear technology and economic meltdown are only some of the most obvious consequences of a world dominated by neo-liberal institutions and underpinned by a dangerously seductive faith in the capacity of technological innovation to drive boundless economic growth and consumerism. In this public forum John Wiseman and Fiona Armstrong will lead a discussion about the importance of a rapid transition to a just and sustainable post carbon society and economy – at the speed and scale needed to prevent runaway climate change.

When: Wednesday 15 June, commencing 7.30 pm
Where: Arena Project Space, 2 Kerr St Fitzroy (b/n Brunswick & Nicholson Sts)

Further information: 9416 0232 or www.arena.org.au
All welcome: gold coin donation at door

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