Friends of the Earth presents
Or a chance to reshape climate strategy for success
As the world grapples with the rise of populist Right parties and movements, there are serious implications for how we respond to the threat of climate change. The new narrative goes that climate science is just a concern of the ‘elite’ and action on climate will hurt the poor. How do we make climate change relevant to the lives of people who are listening to One Nation and other conservative voices? How do we build alliances with those who feel excluded by ‘business as usual’ politics?
Jeff Sparrow a writer, editor and broadcaster. He does a fortnightly column for the Guardian and his most recent book is ‘No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson’. He’s the immediate past editor of Overland and a member of the 3RRR’s Breakfasters team.
Cam Walker Friends of the Earth Australia’s campaigns coordinator. Cam has been active on environment and climate justice issues for more than 25 years. He has lectured Environmental Politics and Change Theory at RMIT University. Cam was a key strategist in campaigns to secure a permanent ban on gasfields and Victorian Renewable Energy Target.