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Cultivating Green Art: Ideas & Solutions For Environmental Sustainability

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on November 18th, 2011

24 November , 2011
5:20 pmto7:30 pm

City of Melbourne, TippingPoint Australia and the Danish Arts Agency have combined to bring you some of Melbourne and Copenhagen’s most exciting cultural innovators as they discuss how they see the artists in their cities respond to the challenge of environmental sustainability. Contribute to the Café Conversations style evening and have interactive creative conversations on the issues they raise.


  • Karen Blincoe – Graphic Designer, Environmentalist and Director International Centre for Creativity Innovation and Sustainability, Denmark
  • Miyuki Jokiranta – Journalist and Managing Director, Seven Thousand Oaks, Melbourne
  • Martin Mulligan – Director RMIT Globalism Research Centre, Melbourne
  • Katrine Vejby – Journalist and Radio Producer, Founding Festival Director of co2penhagen, Denmark

Facilitator: Angharad Wynne-Jones – Director of TippingPoint Australia, Melbourne

Date: Thursday 24 November 2011

Time: 5.00pm for 5.20 start to 7.30pm. ­ NOTE EARLY TIME

Venue: Melbourne Town Hall, Supper Room, Swanston Street, Melbourne

FREE ENTRY ­ BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTAIL. Call 0421 642012 and leave a message or visit to register.

A joint presentation by TippingPoint Australia and Melbourne Conversations. Supported by the Danish Arts Agency and ³State of Green. Join the Future. Think Denmark, Sydney and Melbourne 20-24 November 2011.

Change – Your World Post Copenhagen

Posted in Events by camoo1 on March 19th, 2010

JCI Melbourne (Junior Chamber of Commerce, Melbourne) brings you the first of their Business Networking events in 2010:

As the only worldwide youth organisation with voting rights at the UN, JCI has committed to the Global Compact, which includes driving awareness of Climate Change.  2009 saw many developments, arguments and claims from believers and skeptics alike, culminating in the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP15).  Most people realise it’s an issue that affects everyone in some way. Some still don’t know the facts.  But the implications for our future – in business as well as in our communities and day to day lives – are immense.

Our speakers for the evening: Mike Sewell and Anne-Marie Huxleyknow even more. They both trained with Al Gore and their work focuses on sustainability and responsibility. Anne Marie also made the journey to participate in the Copenhagen talks. They’ll help separate the facts from the fallacies and share insights into what did and didn’t happen at COP 15.  Come and listen to two people who have taken up the baton to build understanding and awareness of Climate Change.  Hear their story and learn how it affects you.

Date: Thursday, March 25, 2010
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Innovation Centre, Emirates House, 257 Collins Street, Melbourne

RSVP essential: JCI Members $40, Non Members $60
Please see for more details and registration, or download the PDF.

BSRT Post-Copenhagen Lunch

Posted in Events by fkotsiaris on February 17th, 2010

After months of preliminary work and 2 weeks negotiations, world leaders produced a three-page non-binding political declaration in the ‘Copenhagen Accord’ that does not provide a successor to the Kyoto Protocol and failed to clarify the means by which we are to achieve the nebulous aim that global emissions must be reduced ‘to hold the increase in global temperature below 2°C’.

While I am satisfied that we sealed a deal, I am aware that the outcome of the Copenhagen conference, including the Copenhagen Accord, did not go as far as many would have hoped. Nonetheless they represent a beginning – an essential beginning. We have taken an important step in the right direction.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UNHQ – 21 December 2009

How should we respond? What can we do at the local level to mitigate the risks to businesses posed by political and climate uncertainty? What were the major lessons learned from COP15?  These questions and others specific to your business interests will be answered at the Business Sustainability Round Table (BSRT ) luncheon by a specially selected panel of experts who attended the COP15.

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After Copenhagen: MSSI Public Forum

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on February 17th, 2010

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What if they held a Climate Summit, and nobody came?

Posted in Opinion by Kate Archdeacon on January 8th, 2010

Source: PostCarbon Institute

“How about next time we take the lead; we show not just from our Powerpoints and placards that another world is possible, but also that by staying home and working with those around us to start practically building a low carbon economy, loft by loft and street by street, that a leaner, lower carbon future could be, and will be, fantastic.”

From “What if they held a Climate Summit, and nobody came?” by Rob Hopkins

So Copenhagen has been and gone, with no meaningful agreement being reached, and now the politicians and lobbyists have headed home having failed to do anything meaningful to address this staggeringly pressing challenge. Hugo Chavez came up with the quote of the fortnight when he observed “if the climate was a bank, they would already have saved it”. The gathering of the environmental/climate change movement in the Klimaforum with its dedicated bringing together of green luminaries and activists failed to have any meaningful impact on the proceedings, as did the mass street protests, designed to shame delegates into meaningful action and to draw a line in the sand. In short, the responses that the alternative movement/protest culture/social justice movement usually rolls into action when such events take place, didn’t work. So, might we do things differently next time?

It is, after all, what is expected. Activists and experts all head to the venue, with huge carbon implications, in the hope that this is “the one”, new police powers get passed, activists are subject to harassment and intimidating policing (George Marshall’s piece on his Copenhagen experience is well worth a read, especially for his despair at the amount of polar bear costumes on display), the media can run its “climate change demonstrations turned ugly today” stories to divert interest away from the lack of progress, in the fringe event people inspire and challenge each other, and in the main talks, most representatives arrive, as one does at any auction, with their preferred bids and the extra they will offer if pushed already worked out long in advance……

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Get Up in Copenhagen: Day 1

Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on December 9th, 2009

Source: Get Up


G’day from Copenhagen!

Things have kicked off here for the most important meeting of our time – and what an amazing scene it is: tens of thousands of delegates, observers, and media all packed in to one space in the Danish capital.  Our team is here on the ground, and have put together the first of our exclusive behind-the-scenes videos for ‘COPtv: Australia’s eyes and ears in Copenhagen‘.  It’s only day two of the two week conference, but already things are heating up. We’ll be keeping you posted with regular updates from the inside of the negotiations, and designing the best actions Australians can take at home to influence the outcomes over here.  Get your bearings with our first video for ‘COPtv’, and find out what’s going on in the nerve centre.

Video: Welcome to COP15

Source: Get Up

Melbourne to Copenhagen: A Melbourne Conversation

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on November 30th, 2009

Source: Melbourne Conversations

Melbourne to Copenhagen: What’s our responsibility for climate change?

With the Copenhagen conference unlikely to produce binding agreement on lower Co2 emission targets, urgent and ongoing local action on climate change mitigation efforts and adaptation measures is even more important. Catch up on the latest science on climate change, hear what is being done by organisations and individuals, and learn what needs to be planned for in the future and what you can do to help. Join in with the panel and have your say!

Time: 6 to 7.30 pm
Date: Wednesday 9th December
Venue: BMW Edge Federation Square

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