Climate Change – Social Change Conference, Australia, April 11-13

Climate change – Social change conference

April 11-13, 2008
Sydney, Australia

The world is teetering on the brink of unstoppable climate change. Many now recognise the need for serious change in the way we produce and use energy, our transport systems, food production, urban design and forestry practices. Yet politicians are still mouthing platitudes while allowing corporations to continue to profit from polluting our atmosphere and destroying our ecosystem.

The need for social change has become an urgent part of preventing catastrophic climate change. Can the market fix the problem? What is the real record of carbon trading? How can we build a social movement capable of averting this disaster? What models and experiences can offer real solutions?

To strengthen the exchange of ideas and contribute towards that urgent action, Green Left Weekly is organising the Climate Change – Social Change conference from April 11-13, 2008 in Sydney.

We are pleased to have confirmed:

  • John Bellamy Foster, author of Marx’s Ecology: Materialism and Nature, editor of Monthly Review (http://sociology.uoregon.edu/faculty/foster.php)
  • Patrick Bond, Director of the Centre for Civil Society, University of Natal, South Africa; editor of Climate Change, Carbon Trading and Civil Society (www.zcommunications.org/zspace/patrickbond)
  • Roberto Perez, Cuban permaculturalist (featured in The Power of Community: how Cuba survived peak oil) (www.powerofcommunity.org)

We invite your participation in making this more than just an exchange of ideas – important as that is – but a part of building up resistance to corporate-led climate change and strengthening the movement for sustainable development.

If you would like to participate, including presenting a workshop, taking part in a panel, exhibiting your artwork or simply to register your interest in the conference, please email
climatechange.socialchange@gmail.com

To receive updates about the conference, send an email to climatechange_socialchangeconf_announce-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Please forward this conference call to your networks.

In solidarity,
Kamala Emanuel and Pip Hinman
Climate Change – Social Change conference organisers

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