The Politics of Climate Change

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.

Who?

Portrait of Mark Dreyfus

Mark Dreyfus

Mark Dreyfus QC, MP is the Federal Member for Isaacs and Chair of the Australian Labor Party’s National Policy Committee.

Portrait of Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull was elected the leader of the Liberal Party and 29th Prime Minister of Australia in September 2015 and was re-elected as Prime Minister at the Federal Election in July 2016, leaving Parliament in 2018.

Malcolm and his wife Lucy live in the eastern suburbs of Sydney and have two children and four grandchildren.

 

Portrait of Nick McKim

Nick McKim

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.

Portrait of Valerie Amos

Valerie Amos

Baroness Valerie Amos is the British High Commissioner to Australia.

Portrait of Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery is a scientist, an explorer, a conservationist and a leading writer on climate change. He has held various academic positions including visiting Professor in Evolutionary and Organismic Biology at Harvard University, Director of the South Australian Museum, Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Museum, Professorial Fellow at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne, and Panasonic Professor of Environmental Sustainability, Macquarie University. His books include the award-winning international bestseller The Weather Makers, Here on Earth and Atmosphere of Hope. Flannery was the 2007 Australian of the Year. He is currently chief councillor of the Climate Council.

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