National Climate Emergency Summit 2020
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. The growth of the international movement to formally declare a climate emergency represents one of the most significant series of events for climate action in decades. Millions of citizens are now urging their governments to recognise the full level of threat facing their jurisdictions and to work toward achieving a safe climate at emergency speed.
As the physical climate impacts intensify, both locally and globally, more Australians too are calling for a national declaration.
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 to unpack what a climate emergency response 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 achieving a full-scale response to the climate emergency.
The Summit addresses the pressing need to consolidate coordinated and cooperative approaches to form sound and effective responses – inviting communities, practitioners, businesses to challenge and assist governments to respond to the climate crisis.
The event provides an opportunity to catalyse breakthroughs that help shape the kind of climate emergency response citizens want to see.
Four strategic priorities will steer the Summit Program, presenting a focused conference program of plenary and breakout sessions.