In Canberra today (10th April), we have a Young Australia21 stall at the National Youth Week Expo in Garema Place – 4pm-8pm. Come by and say hello. We have some surprises in store, including a giant interactive box that you can submit your worries into (to be transformed into something beautiful) – and which you can also post your wishes on. We will also have some of our publications to give away by donation, and you can chat to us about our upcoming projects. Hope to see you there!
A21 Director Ian Dunlop on climate change – risk and opportunity:
Sensible climate policy has been dismantled, replaced with token gestures. Unfortunately, the evidence is piling up, along with the economic cost of extreme weather events, to the point where continued denialism is simply economic illiteracy.In the national interest, emergency action is long overdue.The changes needed will require unprecedented co-operation, and statesmanship of the highest order. It is too much to expect the male-dominated, eminence-grise of the incumbency to rise to the occasion, but women might.
The Hon Kate Carnell AO, CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, launched “Who speaks for and protects the public interest in Australia? Essays by (39) notable Australians […]
Australia21 Director Bob Douglas also works with the ACT See-Change group on a schools based program on sustainability. His article on 21 January in The Age and The Canberra Times refers to curriculum materials developed in the ACT. These can be found on the SEE-Change website at http://www.see-change.org.au/?q=node/374