Room L141, Faculty of Arts Building, Newnham CampusSummary:
Join a discussion on how citizens can urge policymakers to address the climate crisis and related biodiversity crisis.
- Eve Croeser, University of Tasmania
Beginning with an overview of key points from the 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) 2018 Special Report on 1.5°C Global Warming and the related 2019 United Nations report on the rapid loss of biodiversity, the remainder of this lunchtime session will take the form of an interactive discussion identifying reasons for the gap between science and policy. More importantly, the discussion will focus on what concerned citizens can do (and are already doing) to push for action to address the climate crisis. In addition to exploring the actions of some civil society groups such as the School Strike for Climate Movement, whose figurehead is 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, and Extinction Rebellion, the presenter will lead a discussion about how citizens can drive the rapid economic and socio-political changes that are necessary if we are to avoid intensifying the unfolding climate and environmental disasters. The presenter will also incorporate recommendations published in the 2019 Exponential Roadmap 1.5 Report to guide this discussion. This report provides a ‘roadmap’ for halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, which is the task that lies ahead of us if we are to limit the damaging effects of anthropogenic global heating.
About the presenter
Eve Croeser is a University Associate at the University of Tasmania, in the School of Social Sciences. Her academic teaching experience includes lecturing and tutoring in Political Science and International Relations, and her PhD focused on the global political economy of climate change and the role of the climate movement in climate politics. Her research projects focus on critical global political economy theory, the global political economy of climate change, climate justice, and ecosocialism.