Celebrities, scientists, entrepreneurs, artists, economists, school climate strikers and political leaders will gather for Australia’s most inclusive climate forum ever, New Energy. An initiative by ARIA-nominated musician and climate advocate Holly Rankin (Jack River), the event features an impressive line-up of some of Australia's most passionate and informed climate activists, to discuss how the country can take immediate action to tackle climate change.
The live climate forum, which is taking place on December 3, will be held at Sydney's Seymour Centre, with the event being live-streamed online in addition to a small number of in-theatre tickets available. The event aims to cut through the confusion that often surrounds climate issues and empower young people to take simple and powerful actions already available.
The event comes off the back of the NSW government passing a landmark energy bill this past week, which will see the state build $32 billion of renewable energy infrastructure by 2030. The premise of the New Energy climate forum is based around a celebrity-led Q&A across two panel discussions, where experts will be asked; what does Net Zero by 2050 even mean? Are fossil fuels essential to Australia’s jobs and economic prosperity? And what can we actually do today to tackle climate change?
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Some of the panelists include Hon Matt Kean MP (Minister for Energy & Environment), Amelia Telford, Managing Director of Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network and Daisy Jeffery, with celebrity appearances from Phoebe Tonkin and Reuben Styles (Peking Duck) amongst others.
“Everyone’s talking about climate change and net zero by 2050, but the majority of us have no idea what it even means. There’s so much spin and confusion, we’re feeling overwhelmed and stuck in the mud. I wanted to bring people with a big platform together with experts in climate and energy to give us straight answers to our burning questions,” says Rankin.
New Energy is the opportunity for young Australians to tune into a conversation about climate, energy and action. Visit the New Energy website to register and access the livestream.