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Climate Change | Social Change draft agenda

by Kamala Emanuel
Climate Change | Social Change conference organising team

Below you will find the latest draft agenda for the Climate Change | Social Change conference. It will be available on the announcement list web-site as an rtf. As you can see, it's shaping up to be quite an exciting two-and-a-half days. Please pass this on.

Don't forget, you have until March 16 to put in a submission to present a workshop at the conference. And if you'd like to register for the conference, you can download a pdf registration form from the conference website: www.greenleft.org.au/conference.php.

Climate Change | Social Change

A conference to strengthen radical social action to stop climate change

April 11-13, 2008, Sydney Girls High School*, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia


Friday 11th April

Afternoon Redfern Community Centre

12-1pm Registration

1-2.30pm Major workshop:

Nuclear is still not the answer

Jim Green, FoE anti-nuclear campaigner

Donna Jackson, Top End Aboriginal Conservation Alliance

Wenny Theresia, Australian Students Environment Network

2.45-4.15pm Discussion space

Organising World Environment Day – networking for activists

Evening: Sydney Girls High School

Public meeting: 6 for 6.30pm

Climate change | Social change: The threats | The solutions

John Bellamy Foster – author of Marx's Ecology: Materialism and Nature; editor of Monthly Review.

Patrick Bond – director of the Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; editor of Climate Change, Carbon Trading and Civil Society.

David Spratt – Carbon Equity; co-author Climate Code Red

Saturday 12th April

Morning – plenary (9.30 - 11 am)

Climate change and its social roots

John Bellamy Foster

James Goodman – UTS Transforming Cultures: Centre for Social, Cultural & Historical Studies

Kamala EmanuelGreen Left Weekly, Socialist Alliance climate change spokesperson

Major workshop (11am – 12.30pm)

Protecting jobs and the environment

Ben Courtice AMWU environment group

Tim Gooden Secretary Geelong Trades and Labour Council

Cam Walker Friends of the Earth Melbourne

Concurrent workshops to be confirmed

12.30-1.30pm LUNCH

Afternoon – plenary (1.30-3pm)

Can the market drive climate change solutions?

Patrick Bond

Stuart Rosewarne co-editor of Journal of Australian Political Economy, and Capitalism, Nature, Socialism

Nelson Davila – Venezuelan ChargĂ© d'Affaires

Sylvia Hale – NSW Greens MLC (to be confirmed)

Major workshop (3-4.30pm)

Campaigning against power privatisation

Matt ThistlewaiteUnions NSW deputy assistant secretary

John Kaye – NSW Greens MLC

Concurrent workshops to be confirmed


Conference Dinner Address

Roberto Perez Cuban permaculturalist (featured in The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil)

Sunday 13th April

Morning – plenary (9-11am)

Transitions to sustainability

Mark Diesendorf, Institute of Environmental Studies, University of NSW

Adrian Whitehead, Zero Emissions Network

Stephanie Long, FoE Australia's international climate justice spokesperson

Roberto Perez

Renfrey Clark, Green Left Weekly

Major workshop 11-12.30pm

Technical solutions to lower emissions

Mark Diesendorf

Renfrey Clarke

Concurrent workshops to be confirmed

Afternoon – major workshop

Radicalising the Australian climate change movement

Simon Cunich, Resistance

Vanessa Bowden, Climate camp (to be confirmed)

Australian Student Environment Network (ASEN)

Concurrent workshops to be confirmed

Plenary (3-4.30pm)

Strategies to win & conference resolutions

Dick Nichols, author Capitalism, Nature and Socialism

John Rice, Adelaide Ecosocialist Network, Australian Greens

Cam Walker, FoE Melbourne

Patrick Bond

Conference close

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