Ending Fossil Fuels: Is it Possible?
When: 29 November 2017, 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Venue: Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Kensington Campus
Who: George Monbiot (via video link) May Boeve and Giles Parkinson
Format: Panel discussion with audience Q&A; session
Presented by the Practical Justice Initiative and The Guardian
To avoid dangerous climate change, Australia must rapidly move to clean energy and end our reliance on coal, oil and gas. Three world-renowned speakers will discuss if it’s possible, and how urgently we need to act. Join writer George Monbiot (by video conference), global Director of 350.org May Boeve, and Australian expert journalist Giles Parkinson (RenewEconomy) for an entertaining, lively discussion, followed by audience questions.
George Monbiot, The Guardian
George Monbiot is the author of the bestselling books Feral: Rewilding the land, sea and human life; The Age of Consent: A Manifesto for a New World Order; Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain; the investigative travel books Poisoned Arrows, Amazon Watershed and No Man’s Land. His latest book is Out of the Wreckage: a New Politics for an Age of Crisis .
May Boeve, 350.org
May Boeve co-founded global climate organisation 350.org with Bill McKibben when she was in her early 20s. As the organisation’s executive director, she now works with a team of 120 activists in a network across 188 countries building a climate change movement to bring about climate change action. 350 uses online campaigns, grassroots organising and mass public actions to oppose new coal, oil and gas projects, take money out of fossil fuels and build 100% clean energy solutions that work for all. She is the co-author of Fight Global Warming Now.
Giles Parkinson, RenewEconomy, The Guardian
Giles Parkinson is a journalist of 30 years experience, a former Business Editor and Deputy Editor of the Financial Review, a columnist for The Bulletin magazine and The Australian, and the former editor of Climate Spectator.
Professor Jeremy Moss, Practical Justice Initiative Co-Director
5.30pm - 6.00pm Doors open
6.00pm - 7.30pm Lecture
This is a free event but registration is essential.