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Think Global, Act Local: Climate Action Without Borders


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Environmental leaders Gidon Bromberg and Amanda McKenzie share a crucial message: climate change doesn’t respect borders. To fight it, we need to think globally.

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It’s time for a global approach to climate action.

In 2019, Gidon Bromberg, founder and Israeli director of EcoPeace Middle East, joined colleagues from Jordan and Palestine in a presentation before the UN Security Council. Their shared vision? To rehabilitate the almost dry Jordan River and to save the Dead Sea, which has lost one third of its surface area.

EcoPeace’s unprecedented landmark campaign, now known as the Good Water Neighbor program, has since become a model for environmental peacebuilding in other conflict zones.

Climate Council CEO and founder Amanda McKenzie also sees climate action from both local and global perspectives. Recognising that climate change doesn’t respect borders, the Climate Council advocates for Australia to work in collaboration with other countries, particularly our regional neighbours.

Bromberg and McKenzie join forces with host Sally Warhaft for an urgent discussion about how united, multinational climate action can enable us to confront our collective existential threat.

Presented in partnership with Plus61J Media and NIF Australia


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Gidon Bromberg

Gidon Bromberg is the founder and 3 decade Israeli co-director of EcoPeace Middle East. EcoPeace is a unique regional organization that brings together Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli environmentalists to promote sustainable development and advance peace efforts in the Middle East. Mr. Bromberg ... Read more

Amanda McKenzie

Amanda McKenzie is the Founder and CEO of the Climate Council, a non-for-profit organisation, launched when legitimate climate-science institutions were endangered due to the dismantlement of the Climate Commission. Amanda hopes to share her experience in being an influential environmental figure, w... Read more

Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer. She is the host of The Fifth Estate, the Wheeler Centre’s live series focusing on journalism, politics, media, and international relations, and The Leap Year, a Wheeler Centre podcast about Australians’ lives in the fog of ... Read more


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