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After COP 26: A Real Deal for Climate Action

November 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

As the world emerges from COP26, how do we build people power from the ground up to act for a safe climate, secure jobs and stronger, fairer communities? How can we win a Real Deal?

Hear from a fantastic line-up of speakers including Professor Jakelin Troy and Chris Bowen MP, Shadow Minister for Climate and Energy.

When and How

November 23rd on Zoom

5pm-6.30pm AEDT (NSW/VIC/TAS), 4pm-5.30pm AEST (Qld), 3.30-5pm ACST (NT), 4.30pm-6pm ACDT (SA), 2pm-3.30pm AWST(WA)

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Background

Australians are experiencing a period of deep change and uncertainty. For many, the impacts of climate change exacerbate fears for the future. Our lives are being interrupted by shocks caused by escalating and intersectional crises of health, economic instability, racial discrimination and climate related systems breakdown. COVID-19 has impacted every area of our lives and highlighted increasing inequalities across our communities. A rise in insecure, infrequent and casualised work, and unaffordable housing are placing deep pressures on workers and families.

The impact of climate change could very well be our greatest challenge, but there has been a failure to build a national consensus on how to decarbonize. We have been polarised – with communities politically pitted against each other.

A Real Deal for Australia starts in affected local communities, in place, across the country. And that place starts, on Country, by privileging First Nations voice and participation. There is no real deal for Australians without a Real Deal for First Nations Peoples.

In every corner of Australia, we all live on stolen, unceded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land and generations of First Nations Peoples are leading the fight for justice, protecting Country and strengthening community. There is no climate justice without First Nations justice.

After COP26, conversations about how we can come together and build people power from the ground up are more vital than ever. The Real Deal is an attempt to rebuild power within communities that are confronting structural changes: reducing fear of the future by giving communities agency around what comes next. We have brought together hundereds of people from radically different constituencies across the country to build the capacity to create, own and harness change.

As we recover from the ongoing pandemic there has never been a more important time for building a fairer, more sustainable and thriving Australia, with more deeply connected communities and opportunity for everyone.

A Real Deal for Australia is jointly hosted by the Real Deal project from the Sydney Policy Lab, the University of Sydney Environment Institute, and the Evatt Foundation. 

Organiser

Sydney Policy Lab
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Venue

Zoom

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