Date: April 17, 2021
Venue: Pacific Crystal Palace
Ticket Details: $18
Duration: 60 minutes
A Careful Revolution
“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 COP 24 – the UN Climate Change Conference in 2018.
The climate crisis is upon us and Parliament will shortly receive the first budget from the Climate Commission 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 change to the systems in the bigger picture?
James Renwick is a climate researcher who studies Southern Hemisphere climate variability, and the impacts of climate change on the Pacific, New Zealand and the Antarctic. James has been a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for many years, including the 6th Assessment Report to be published in 2021. He was awarded the Prime Minister’s 2018 prize for Science Communication, and was appointed to the New Zealand Climate Change Commission in 2019.
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 looks at how a major local body can work on climate change issues.
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 Mōhio’s Climate Innovation Lab, and recently edited a book on transitioning to a low-emissions world, A Careful Revolution.