This summer Australians have witnessed a series of unprecedented weather events; from firestorms in the sub-tropics, to hail storms in Canberra, dust storms in Victoria, torrential red rain in Melbourne, hazardous pollution smothering cities and towns across south-east Australia, and of course devastating bushfires from Perth to Mallacoota.
This has been a watershed moment for Australia. With our climate policies and politics attracting global scrutiny, the quest to become more climate-resilient becomes a worldwide focus.
But what does climate resilience mean? What would a resilient Melbourne look like? And has the word been hijacked by those who think no further action is needed?
As part of the National Sustainable Living Festival, ABC Radio Melbourne hosts a special live-radio panel discussion hosted by Drive’s Rafael Epstein.
Taking place at ABC Southbank on Thursday 13 February, from 4 – 5pm.
– Dr Wendy Steele, Associate Professor in Sustainability and Urban Planning at the Centre for Urban Research RMIT
– Toby Kent, Chief Resilience Officer City of Melbourne and Chair of the Future Business Council
– Margaret Klein Salamon, founder of The Climate Mobilisation
– Ian Dunlop, former chair of the Australian Coal Association and CEO of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Together they’ll explore what we all need to do to keep Melbourne one of the world’s most liveable cities throughout the uncertain decades to come.
Tune in to 774AM or stream online or via the ABC Listen app.
For a chance to be part of our live audience, register below (or click here if form does not load automatically)