Have your say by by being part of one of the biggest conversations on addressing climate change that Australia has ever had!
If you’re interested in having a say on how our state responds to climate change, this is a tailor-made opportunity. A collaborative group of NGOs sponsored by the Department for Environment and Water have launched the Community Climate Conversations to involve all South Australians in a discussion about what action we should be taking to reduce our state’s carbon emissions. And government is listening:
"We have already engaged with businesses and industries on how we reduce our emissions, and, through the Community Climate Conversations, the community has the opportunity to join that conversation. I would strongly encourage everyone to get involved."
Dr Susan Close, Deputy Premier and Minister for the Environment and Water
COTA member, Professor Judith Dwyer AM is part of the project, and held one of the very first conversations, with her book-group. ‘I just asked my book group members if they’d like to do it. Basically, you work through a set of questions in the Host Kit, take notes of the group’s answers, and the host or a scribe fills in a user-friendly electronic form at the end. We had a lively and interesting conversation for about an hour and a half, and maybe it made each of us think a bit more about our state’s future and how we could support effective action’.
All feedback provided through the Conversations will be analysed and reported to the state government to help inform the state’s net zero emission strategy.
You just need about 5-10 people, it could be family or friends, colleagues, social or sporting clubs or any other group. Everyone in South Australia is encouraged to host or participate in a Community Climate Conversation and submit their feedback before 30 November.
To find out more or to participate in a Community Climate Conversation visit https://southaustraliansforclimateaction.org/community-climate-conversations or https://www.democracyco.com.au/resources/accelerating-to-net-zero/