The evidence is clear. The world is standing at the edge of major ecological and humanitarian tipping points, and time has run out for half measures.
Recognition that climate change now constitutes a global emergency is spreading rapidly around the world. Millions of citizens are now ready to mobilise and are urging their governments to recognise the full level of threat and to work toward achieving a safe climate at emergency speed.
As physical climate impacts intensify, both locally and globally, many Australians, too, are calling for a national declaration and the level of leadership that can drive an emergency transition.
But what does this mean for Australia’s climate action?
The National Climate Emergency Summit will convene practitioners, advocates, governments, youth leaders, and industry innovators from across Australia to explore and unpack what a climate emergency transition could look like at local, national, and global levels.
The Summit will present a series of workshops, panel discussions, and debates that tackle critical issues spanning the political, economic, technical, and social change dimensions of initiating and carrying out a full-scale response to the climate emergency.
This event is designed to be an opportunity to catalyse the breakthroughs that can help shape the kind of urgent climate emergency response that citizens want to see.