Events

Melbourne book launch: Tuesday October 6, 7pm

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Eminent public intellectual and La Trobe University Emeritus Professor, Robert Manne will be launching our book at RMIT’s Green Brain on the evening of Tuesday October 6th. Hosted by RMIT’s Centre for Urban Research and the Balanced Enterprise Research Network, this will be an opportunity to hear form one of the country’s leading public intellectuals on the critical issue of climate change and how we can respond.
Numbers are limited, so make sure to RSVP early – full details here.

Sydney book launch: Monday October 19, 6pm

In this special Sydney Ideas event a panel of leading thinkers explore how business has responded to the climate crisis and what a more constructive role might involve? Based on the new book Climate Change, Capitalism and Corporations: Processes of Creative Self-Destruction by Christopher Wright and Daniel Nyberg, discussion will explore the links between corporate capitalism and human-induced climate disruption, the dominance of a ‘fossil fuels forever’ imaginary, and the possibility of alternatives to ‘business as usual’. Full details and RSVP here. Speakers include:

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Clive Hamilton, Professor of Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University and one of the country’s most prominent public intellectuals. He has published extensively on issues of political economy, ethics and climate change including the books Requiem for a Species: Why we resist the thruth about climate change (Earthscan, 2010) and Earthmasters: The dawn of the age of climate engineering (Yale University Press, 2013). Founder and former Executive Director of the progressive think-tank The Australia Institute, Professor Hamilton is also a member of the Climate Change Authority.

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Amanda McKenzie is an environmental leader and CEO of the Climate Council, which was launched following Australia’s largest ever crowd-funding campaign. She is Chair of the Centre for Australian Progress and on the Board of Plan International Australia. In 2014, Amanda was recognised as one of Westpac’s 100 Women of Influence. Previously, Amanda founded the Australian Youth Climate Coalition.

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David Ritter, Chief Executive Officer of Greenpeace Australia Pacific. Before taking up his present position, David worked for Greenpeace in London in a series of senior campaign positions. Prior to joining Greenpeace, David was one of Australia’s leading Indigenous rights lawyers. David is a widely published commentator on current affairs and is the author of two books on native title.