Workshopping the Declaration of the climate and biodiversity emergency by Australian Geographers
Register here: https://forms.gle/Ckeh1DCrMggm2Str8
Please note: this event will be begin at 9:30am AEST.
Hundreds of governments industries, organisations, peak bodies and academic collectives to ‘declare’ a climate emergency and call for immediate action on climate change. We note, however, that there has not been a declaration of a climate emergency from geographers in Australia. As a discipline whose members are firmly embedded in research, teaching and advocacy about climate change, and have a strong sense of environmental and social justice, we found this surprising.
This workshop aims to begin developing the framework for a climate emergency declaration or manifesto to be endorsed by geographers in Australia and the societies that represent them. We encourage HDRs, ECRs, geography teachers, and others outside of the traditional academy to participate, alongside casual and tenured academics, support staff, masters and undergraduate students; i.e. anyone trained in, researching and/or teaching geography in Australia.
The first half of the workshop will be a panel session where panellists explore and respond to the question of a climate and biodiversity emergency declaration from geographers. The second half will be more interactive, with broader discussions where participants get together in ‘huddles’ to expand on the themes and questions raised by the panel. The outcomes of the workshop are open, but we do hope that we end up with a scope of principles, values or action plan for the creation of a declaration or manifesto. We hope you can join us.
The workshop will be recorded and released in part as a podcast. We encourage those who want to but cannot attend to register.