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Imagining a Different Future: Overcoming Barriers to Climate Justice

The critical issue of climate change will be the focus of a conference to be held in Hobart next week (8-10 February).

‘Imagining A Different Future: Overcoming Barriers to Climate Justice conference and community event’ will bring together academics, artists and members of the community to explore climate change.  

An initiative led by the University of Tasmania’s Dr Peter Lawrence and Jan Linehan from the Faculty of Law, the conference will feature more than 60 leading thinkers working on climate change from different disciplines in Australia and internationally including scientists, philosophers, lawyers, political scientists, artists and activists.

The conference will also have a strong focus on community engagement with an opportunity for the public to discuss issues such as food, energy, our fair-share and responsibilities, crafting a just and regenerative future, and learning from the holders of indigenous knowledge, on Saturday (10 Feb) afternoon.

A free public talk will also be held on Thursday (8 Feb) by Professor Steve Vanderheiden, University of Colorado, which will explore ‘What ethical responsibilities citizens have now to promote climate justice, in light of what their national governments are and are not doing?’  The talk will be held at the Hobart Town Hall at 7.30pm.

What: Imagining A Different Future: Overcoming Barriers to Climate Justice conference and community event.

When: 8 - 10 February, 2018.

Where: Medical Science Precinct, corner of Liverpool and Campbell Streets, Hobart.

To register or for more information got to https://www.climatejustice.network

Published on: 01 Feb 2018 3:44pm