Anger, Hope, Action: What does the IPCC report mean for you? (Workshop 2)

Start: Saturday, September 11, 2021 1:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney (GMT+10:00)

End: Saturday, September 11, 2021 2:30 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney (GMT+10:00)

On August 9 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release a heavily anticipated report containing critical information about the state of our climate.

The release of the IPCC Working Group 1 “Physical Sciences Basis” report is an important moment for the climate movement. We can expect it to confirm the gravity of worsening climate change and highlight the need for immediate and large-scale action to reduce emissions and prepare for any impacts we can’t avoid.

To make sure you have access to the best possible information on what this all means, 350 Australia and Climate Justice Union are collaborating to host two online climate science workshops.

When: Saturday, 11 September, 1PM (AEST)

Where: online via Zoom (register for the event and we will send you a Zoom link)

The workshop will include:

  • An overview of the report and recent updates on climate science, provided by Dr Lesley Hughes of the Climate Council

  • A space for us to collectively discuss emotional responses and mental health impacts for activists and community members

  • Concrete avenues for taking action and ramping up the pressure for systemic change to address the climate crisis

We know it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the size and urgency of climate change.

When faced with challenges like this we know there are some things which can help us to keep fighting effectively:

  • Clear, understandable and accurate scientific information;

  • Spaces, places and people with which to share our concerns and responses, and;

  • Opportunities to take meaningful actions toward achieving systemic change

And all of this needs to be grounded in our real experiences of the world, in the stories and deep understandings of where we live, work and spend our time.

We hope this workshop can fulfill some of these needs and help you keep working effectively towards achieving real change.

If you know someone who should attend, please get them to register as well.

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