The Politics of Climate Change
Climate change has long been stymied in politics but this panel discussion asks our politicians for leadership and action.
Former leader of the Federal Opposition Malcolm Turnbull, Labor MP Mark Dreyfus, leader of the Tasmanian Greens Nick McKim and the UK’s High Commissioner to Australia Baroness Valerie Amos look at how we can translate talk into action.
Mark Dreyfus QC, MP is the Federal Member for Isaacs and Chair of the Australian Labor Party’s National Policy Committee.
Malcolm Turnbull is the Prime Minister-designate of Australia.
The federal member for Wentworth is a former Minister for Communications and Minister for Environment and Water Resources. He has worked in the law, journalism and the corporate sector, as well as being the driving force behind the Australian Republican Movement.
Panel Member: Nick McKim became the Leader of the Tasmanian Greens in 2008, and his portfolio responsibilities include Treasury and Employment, Climate Change, Attorney-General and Justice, Education, and Economic Development.
Baroness Valerie Amos is the British High Commissioner to Australia.
Tim Flannery has published more than 30 books including The Future Eaters, The Weather Makers, Here on Earth, and the novel The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish. In 2005 he was named Australian Humanist of the Year and in 2007, Australian of the Year.
In 2007 he co-founded and was appointed chair of the Copenhagen Climate Council. In 2011 he became Australia’s chief climate commissioner, and in 2013 he founded and heads the Australian Climate Council. His latest book is Atmosphere of Hope: The Search for Solutions to the Climate.