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Opening speech to NTEU National Climate Change Conference, April 28, 2011, Melbourne by Jeannie Rea, National President, NTEU.
Keynote address: Ged Kearney, President, Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU)
Professor Carol Adams, Pro Vice Chancellor (Sustainability), La Trobe University
University sustainability performance and stakeholder engagement
Anna-Maria Arabia, Chief Executive Officer, Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies (FASTS)
The Politics of Climate Change
John Thwaites, Professorial Fellow, Monash University, and Chair of ClimateWorks Australia and the Monash Sustainability Institute
Monash Sustainability Institute – bringing together research, education and action for sustainability
The MSI is a good example of a university initiative to bring together research, education, and practical initiatives in the real world around sustainability. I will outline the role of MSI and ClimateWorks, as an example of ‘co-production of knowledge’ and the how universities can work with government, business and the broader community to advance sustainability.
Dave Kerin, Project Officer, Eureka’s Futures
Earthworker Social Enterprise Cooperative and Eureka’s Future
Nic Maclellan, Journalist and Researcher
Australia and the Pacific: targets, funding and climate displacement
A major component of Australia’s response on climate change is its commitment to provide support for adaptation and mitigation initiatives in neighbouring countries – especially the small island states of the Pacific region. But do the commitments made by successive Australian governments address the core concerns of developing countries in our region?
Professor Ian Lowe, AO, Emeritus Professor of Science, Technology and Society, Griffith University
and President of the Australian Conservation Foundation
Climate Change, Science and Superstition
Professor Will Steffen, Executive Director, ANU Climate Change Institute
Climate Change: Science, Policy and the Media
Dr Hans Baer, Senior Lecturer, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne
The Australian Climate Movement in the Context of the International Climate Movement
Dr Michael Borgas, CSIRO Staff Association President
Public Comment from Government Scientists
Tony Maher, National President, Construction, Forestry, Mining, and Energy Union (CFMEU)
How to sabotage climate change policy, why we’re all to blame
Dr Gabrielle Kuiper, Co-Convenor, Labor Environment Action Network (LEAN)
A price and more: LEAN's role in pushing the boundaries
Dr Helen Masterman-Smith, Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Charles Sturt University
Just transitions and low paid workers
Dr Colin Long, NTEU Victorian Division Secretary
A Difficult Union: Trade Unions and Climate Change
Professor Verity Burgmann, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne
The importance of being extreme: social movement action for climate change mitigation
in historical and political scientific perspective
Dr David King, School of Population Health/ Discipline of General Practice, University of Queensland
Who are we, where are we going, how do we get there?