I’m used to seeing cabaret acts or indie bands like Belle and Sebastian at the Tivoli in Fortitude Valley, so it will be a change to attend the Brisbane Big Dialogue on Climate Change on Monday 26 July (assuming we haven’t been locked down again by then). This event has been organised by Brisbane Dialogues, a group which includes prominent Brisbane business identities and which is dedicated to having rational conversations on important and contentious policy issues, something we haven’t really seen since social media filter bubbles started around a decade ago. The topic of discussion is:
“We may never agree on much about climate change – nature, causes, severity, urgency – but what might we agree to do about it in terms of practical policies and grassroots measures, e.g. on energy alternatives, public technology investment, private sector decarbonisation, adaptation, conservation, development aid?”
The discussion will be chaired by former-Deputy-PM-turned-YouTuber John Anderson, and the panel includes the Queensland Chief Scientist Professor Hugh Possingham, state government renewable energy company CleanCo CEO Dr Maia Schweizer, and former Chief Scientist of Australia Emeritus Professor Robin Batterham.
So if you’re free Monday evening 26 July, can get to the Tivoli, and are interested in climate change policy, then please consider attending the Big Dialogue on Climate Change:
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