Generations Together for our Climate

COTA SA Webinar

When: Tuesday 17 November 2020
Time: 10-11am
Where: Online Webinar - a link will be sent to registered attendees
Cost: Free
Bookings: Essential, register your attendance here by Friday 13 November

COTA SA is excited to be offering this intergenerational webinar in collaboration with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC). Join us for the launch of our Statement on Climate Change and hear about the findings from our recent survey of older South Australians which helps form the basis of our work in this area.

We're also pleased to announce our three guest speakers:

  • Dr John Hewson AM:
    My specific work on climate change and sustainability, ranges from my '93 Fightback policy promising a 20% cut in emissions by 2000, off a 1990 base, through my role as Member and Chairman of National Business Leader's Forum on Sustainable Development (where I personally underwrote the visit of Al Gore to Australia in 2003) and as Chair Asset Owners' Disclosure Project, as well as a businessman recognising the opportunities in a genuine response to the challenge of climate change by starting businesses in garbage recycling, energy efficient lightbulbs, bio-diesel plants, green data centres, converting sugar cane into electricity and ethanol, producing ultra-pure graphite for lithium-ion batteries and heat storage, base load solar, thermal graphite grid storage, and many others. I was also a Member of the South Australian Government's Expert Panel (to Jay Weatherill) on the Transition to a Low Carbon Economy, and am Patron of the Smart Energy Council, Chair BioEnergy Australia, and Chair Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia, Chair Commission for the Human Future."
  • Sam James:
    Sam James has been volunteering for AYCC since early 2017. In that time, she has advocated for climate justice on issues such as the Adani Carmichael coal mine, the SA state election, solar thermal development in Port Augusta, the federal election and drilling in the Great Australian Bight. Sam comes from the rural town Kapunda on Ngadjuri country, and has felt the effects of climate change first hand, with flash flooding, drought and bushfires. This connection to the issue drives her to stand up for those first and worst affected by climate change.
  • Hollee McKinnon:
    Hollee McKinnon is new to AYCC, joining earlier this year. Her passion for climate justice stems from exploring the impacts of the food industry when she was encouraged to go vegan to help recover from an illness. This ignited a flame that extended curiosity into all industries in the modern world, where she realised that the people contributing to the climate problem the least were going to experience the effects the most. Recognising her capacity to do more, Hollee aims to fight alongside these communities for climate justice with AYCC.

The webinar will close with a Q&A session.

For questions or any other information about this event please email us on climatechange@cotasa.org.au