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Cam Walker interview: Climate Change Convergence

LeftCast podcast

Cam Walker is national liaison officer for Friends of the Earth Australia. Along with others sectors he is organising a Climate Movement Convergence in Melbourne on February 9th.

LeftCast used the opportunity of the convergence to speak with Walker about the political situation confronting the environment movement at the present time.

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LeftCast January 23 2008

Climate movement convergence

Melbourne Saturday February 9, 2008

Over the past few years, we have seen the emergence of a new social change movement, driven by an inspiring new wave of grassroots community activism. Around the country there are literally dozens of new groups, campaigning for effective action on climate change.

As yet, this new movement has not been able to gather in the one place. The climate movement convergence seeks to create this space in a one day forum, aiming to bring together the remarkably diverse climate change community we have here in Victoria, including local climate action groups, peak green groups, thinkers and strategists, social activists and other sectors concerned about climate change, and progressive businesses.

We aim to provide an inspiring day of workshops, open space for discussions, an overview of the latest climate science, ideas on building a strong and vibrant movement, and the opportunity to ponder what opportunities are now present with a change in federal government.

To offer a workshop, please see the website.

We would welcome your involvement.

Saturday February 9, 9am – 5pm
Northcote High School
St Georges Road, Northcote, 3070

Costs: low income $15/ waged people $25 (no one excluded through lack of funds).

The convergence is being organised by the Sustainable Living Foundation (SLF), Friends of the Earth (FoE), the Greenleap Strategic Institute and Sustainable Business Practises and is supported by a range of climate groups including Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE), Carbon Equity, Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance, Environment Victoria, Futureye, Greenpeace, Moreland Energy Foundation, Western Region Environment Centre and Zero Emissions Now (ZEN).

There are weekly planning meetings, if you would like to get involved please contact Cam Walker

Further details will soon be available on the FoEA website

and also at: Sustainability Convergence

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