This article first appeared in The Guardian, Nov 17, 2017 Events on opposite sides of the globe in recent days should give us real hope that coal’s deadly stranglehold on our health, our planetary home, and on our democracy, is finally slipping. At the UN climate meeting…Read More
Humanity In Nature
When most of us live lives disconnected from nature, rarely see wild animals, have even lost the vocabulary to identify plants and animals, how can we truly understand the changes that we are driving? How can we mourn what we never really knew?
We seek to demonstrate that a truly progressive politics is inherently green: if you consider that humanity is part of nature, you cannot work to improve humanity’s lot without cherishing and protecting nature.
Kate Raworth is a renegade economist focused on exploring the economic mindset needed to address the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges, and is the creator of the Doughnut theory of social and planetary boundaries. She is a Senior Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute. Kate’s plenary…Read More
This challenging panel and workshop delved into the work being done at local council and community levels to face up to the climate emergency. Panel members were: Bryony Edwards, Philip Sutton Bryony Edwards In addition to working full time as a human service data analyst, Bryony campaigns for safe climate…Read More
Professor Brendan Mackey is the Director of the Griffith Climate Change Response Program and specialises in the interactions between climate change, biodiversity and land use, sustainable development and the science and policy of ecosystem-based adaptation and mitigation and related public policy issues. Prof Mackey’s keynote presentation, entitled The breath of…Read More
Dr Mary Graham is Associate Adjunct Professor of the School of Political Science and International Studies. She is a Kombumerri person (Gold Coast) through her father’s heritage and affiliated with Wakka Wakka (South Burnett) through her mother’s people. Mary has lectured nationally on Aboriginal history, politics and comparative philosophy. Dr…Read More
Tim Hollo had a yarn with Behind the Lines 98.3 about the Green Institute and its upcoming “Everything is Connected” conference. Listen now.Read More
Today, Malcolm Turnbull and Josh Frydenberg announced another iteration in the climate policy fiasco – a National Energy Guarantee, scrapping support for renewable energy. It is a policy specifically designed to extend the life of coal fired power stations and slow the growth of renewable energy. Can we talk…Read More
With our conference now a little over two weeks away (get your tickets now, people, before they sell out!), I thought it would be a good time to quickly talk a little more about what we mean by its title: Everything is Connected. The idea of the whole conference is…Read More
This is the text of a speech by Executive Director Tim Hollo to the New Economics Network Australia conference, Brisbane, September 3, 2017. What role for politics in building a new economy? I want to start with a slightly provocative question: why are we framing this as an economic exercise…Read More
The below is a speech by Executive Director Tim Hollo to the Ngara Institute, on August 23, 2017. Common Good: Democratic Futures for People and Planet So, common good. I want to talk you this evening about a version of that, a concept which has been much maligned but is a…Read More