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T10 – the Transition Decade: Launch

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on February 10th, 2010

Source: Ethical Consumer Group

Why come to the launch?

At both the state and national levels, local leadership has failed to deliver even very small cuts in carbon emissions. Not surprisingly at the international level, the recent Copenhagen negotiations have produced no meaningful outcome either. We have to face it, conventional political change methods have not worked.  We have run out of time for half-measures. It is now imperative that a safe climate is restored as fast as humanly possible. This will require zero emissions, and more, at emergency speed. It seems that what is essential to accomplish is impossible to achieve. Clearly a breakthrough is needed.

Limited seats – register now

The Transition Decade campaign aims to guide effective action to achieve safe climate goals. The launch will present a strategy to harness the power of collaboration. An alliance of committed groups has been formed to drive a collaborative framework through a decade of structural and social change. The launch will create the opportunity to take the size and effectiveness of this alliance to a whole new level.

Sunday 14 February at 12pm in the Melbourne Town Hall.

>presenting the case for a safe climate

>promoting a shared time frame for action

>demonstrating the power of collaboration

>presenting a new strategy for restoring a safe climate

PROFESSOR DAVID DE KRETSER, A.C, The Governor of Victoria

ROB GELL (Master of Ceremonies) National President of Greening Australia Ltd

PROFESSOR WILL STEFFEN Executive Director of the ANU Climate Institute

PROFESSOR ROB ADAMS AM Director Design & Urban Environment, City of Melbourne

SENATOR CHRISTINE MILNE Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens

UNCLE BOB RANDALL Yankunytjatjara Elder and Traditional Owner of Uluru

MARK OGGE Beyond Zero Emissions

CAM WALKER National Liaison Officer for Friends of the Earth Australia

PHILIP SUTTON Convener of The Climate Emergency Network

GISELLE WILKINSON President of the Sustainable Living Foundation

KELLY O’SHANASSY Chief Executive Environment Victoria

JOE HERBERTSON Safe Climate Australia

This event is proudly supported by Melbourne Conversations, City of Melbourne.

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