Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Climate Change | Social Change Conference, Sydney, April 11-13

Climate Change | Social Change

A conference to strengthen radical social action to stop climate change

April 11-13, 2008
Sydney Girls High School (near corner Anzac Parade & Cleveland Street, Surry Hills) Sydney

The world is teetering on the brink of unstoppable climate change. Many now recognise the need for serious change in the way we produce and use energy, our transport systems, food production, urban design and forestry practices. Yet politicians are still mouthing platitudes while allowing corporations to continue to profit from polluting our atmosphere and destroying our ecosystem.

The need for social change has become an urgent part of preventing catastrophic climate change. Can the market fix the problem? What is the real record of carbon trading? How can we build a social movement capable of averting this disaster? What models and experiences can offer real solutions?

To strengthen the exchange of ideas and contribute towards that urgent action Green Left Weekly is organising the Climate Change | Social Change conference from April 11-13, 2008, in Sydney.

Featuring international speakers:
Speakers from Australia include:
  • Stephanie Long — Friends of the Earth Australia's international climate justice spokesperson; works on FoE International' s climate change campaign
  • Mark Diesendorf — Institute of Environmental Studies, University of NSW
  • Jim Green — Friends of the Earth anti-nuclear campaigner
  • Dick Nichols — author of Environment, Capitalism and Socialism
  • Cam WalkerFriends of the Earth, Melbourne
  • John Rice — Adelaide Ecosocialist Network
  • Adrian Wright – Zero Emissions Network
  • Stuart Rosewarne co-editor of Journal of Australian Political Economy, and Capitalism, Nature, Socialism
and many more....

will be available on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th April during conference session times. To allow us to have sufficient staff, please let us know by March 28th if you will require childcare.

If you would like to present a workshop, exhibit your artwork or register interest in the conference email climateconf@greenleft.org.au. Workshop submissions close on March 16, 2008.

To receive updates about the conference, send an email to climatechange_socialchangeconf_announce-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

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