Stewardship of our Environment: Sustainability and Equality

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This is the third event of Victorian Fabians' Spring Series for 2018, co-hosted by the Labor Environment Action Network (LEAN), at which we'll discuss environmental sustainability and equality, with talks by Dr Bruce Lindsay and Ged Kearney MP.

 

The 2018 IPCC report on climate change says we have about 12 years to act to keep climate change to 1.5 degrees. The action required to prevent increasing CO2 will be both rapid and dislocating but not anywhere near as dislocating as the effects of higher than 1.5 degrees of warming.
 
Many of the impacts from climate risks and remedies will disproportionately affect the more disadvantaged in our society. This represents a threat to our progressive social democracy.
 
How do we act on climate change and sustain a thriving diverse environment, human well-being and equality all at the same time?

 

Speakers:

 

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Dr Bruce Lindsay (Environmental Justice Australia, Member of Australian Panel of Experts on Environmental Law)

Bruce works as a law reform and project officer at Environmental Justice Australia - a public-interest community legal centre specialising in environmental and planning law. Bruce has written on biodiversity law, water law, access to justice issues, and planning law for EJA. He has previously worked with Trust for Nature, undertaking leading research on law in private land conservation and environmental markets. He has had a long association with local environmental groups and issues in Geelong, Victoria.

 

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Ged Kearney MP (ALP Member for Batman)

Ged was born and raised in Melbourne and lived in the electorate of Batman for 20 years. She started her working life as a nurse and rose to become Federal Secretary of the Australian Nursing Federation. From 2010, Ged served as the elected president of the ACTU – the peak body of Australia’s union movement – where she has been fighting for better conditions for Australian workers. Ged fought John Howard’s Workchoices to protect our rights at work, and is a passionate advocate for social justice and gender equality in the workplace.

 

Entry is $5 for Fabians members and concessions, $10 for non-members (bring extra for the raffle).

Please arrive from 5.30 for a 6pm start, all guests are welcome to join us for dinner after the event.

Some introductory reading has been provided by LEAN if you are interested:
Who is the Labor Environment Action Network?
LEAN Research Paper - Background for their Environmental laws campaign

  • October 31, 2018 at 6pm – 8:30pm
  • Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • 65 people are going
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Robyn Saltmarsh
Elizabeth Glab
Warwick Smith
Gary Jungwirth
Julie Cattlin
John Burke
Jack Wheeler
David O'Neill
John Lawrence
David Redfearn
Jan Molloy
Sue Mathews
Wendy Morris
David Davies
Bruce mountain
john neve
Pat Simons
Sophie Matthiesson
Leigh Ewbank
Jonathan Thwaites
james horton
Sophie Schmidt
Ian Mcsporran
Gordon Hastie
Jeff McCracken-Hewson
peter moylan
John Fitzgerald

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