Date: April 4, 2020
Venue: Lake Wanaka Centre
Ticket Details: $19/$10 students
Duration: 75 minutes
“We have not come here to beg world leaders to care. We have come here to let you know that change is coming whether you like it or not.” Greta Thunberg at COP24 – the UN Climate Change Conference in 2018
The climate crisis is upon us. Our main political parties have all committed to the Zero Carbon Bill and the Climate Commission is setting targets for lowering emissions and reducing our carbon footprint. But when impacts don’t fall equally, how do we have a careful climate revolution? And can individual lifestyle changes make any difference without bigger picture systemic change?
Scientist Shaun Hendy believed it was important to walk the talk, so he spent a year without flying and using an electric car on the roads. He cut his carbon emissions from travel by 95% – and wrote about it in his book #NoFly. Shaun teaches at the University of Auckland. In 2012 he was awarded the Callaghan Medal by the Royal Society and the Prime Minister’s Science Media Communication Prize.
Tamatha Paul was the president of Victoria University’s Student Association in 2019 and the same year was elected on to the Wellington City Council where she is the portfolio leader for climate change.
David Hall is a researcher with the Policy Observatory at Auckland University of Technology. He is the conceptual designer of Trees That Count, co-director of Mohio’s Climate Innovation Lab, and recently edited a book on transitioning to a low-emissions world, A Careful Revolution.