What can we learn from the Green New Deal?

GND.jpgA bold and ambitious plan to tackle climate change known as the Green New Deal is building momentum in the United States.

Its backers herald it as a visionary approach that could create jobs while cutting emissions—uniting environmentalists, racial justice campaigners, workers, and indigenous activists. While its detractors claim that it is aspirational and impractical, the idea is ruffling feathers among fossil fuel backers.


Friends of the Earth Melbourne invites community members from all walks of life to meet for a forum to discuss what the Green New Deal means for climate action here in Australia.

Thursday March 21.

 

After a confronting summer in which we’ve seen record-breaking heatwaves across the continent; unprecedented flooding in Queensland; and the alarming ecological crisis unfolding on the Baarka (Darling River), it’s clear we’re facing a climate emergency.

All levels of government must adopt bold and ambitious plans to transform the economy for people and planet.

Friends of the Earth Melbourne invites community members from all walks of life to meet for a forum to discuss what the Green New Deal means for climate action here in Australia.

* What can campaigners learn from the push for a Green New Deal? Are there signs one is already taking shape?

* What are the limitations, if any, of applying concepts from the US in our own backyard?

* Are there historical equivalents in Australia's history that campaigners can draw to create new forms of climate activism?

Details

Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Friends of the Earth Melbourne, 312 Smith st, Collingwood (#86 tram, get off at Johnson street).

All are welcome to attend this public event, entry by gold-coin donation, snacks and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP so we can accommodate everyone.

Friends of the Earth Melbourne recognises that this event takes place on the lands of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nations, and that Sovereignty has never been ceded.

Contact

For more information contact Leigh Ewbank, FoE Act on Climate coordinator on leigh.ewbank@foe.org.au or 0406 316 176.