Monday, 30 March 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

30th March 2020

THE NEW NEW DEAL from the National Climate Emergency Summit in Melbourne Town Hall 

Produced by Vivien Langford. Broadcast at 3CR and Radio Skid Row

In the month since these speakers were talking about transforming the economy,we have seen an uncanny slowing of our economy and cooling of global emissions caused by the pandemic. Now more than ever, we need to know how to use this opportunity to make an economic transition.


Miriam Lyons  Organising director from Get Up! Spoke on a vision for a safe climate

John Altman from ANU on inviting Indigenous People to assist in zero emissions industries

Blair Palese from Climate Risk on Insurance and Green Bonds

Catherine Welles from ACF on Rationing, massive economic change and  governance needed to take us along.

Simon Shaw - Song : This changes Everything

Ideas arising in this session are:

  • Developing Northern Australia must be done in partnership with indigenous people. Bio diversity conservation and drawdown strategies need their expertise. JA
  • At 2 degrees of warming insurance risk goes off the charts. Homeowners need to demand access to data collected by Insurance companies.The ABC site " Looking at the rise of red zones" is a start. Look up your house and see how vulnerable it is to climate risk.BP
  • As the climate emergency intensifies, power will be more centralised.We can learn from the US wartime transformation of their economy. Rationing and other regulation will be more acceptable as destabilising climate events become the norm and it will be hard to maintain our democratic rights.CW
  • There is huge popular support for renationalising such things as transport.ML
  • BZE plans are not the whole deal. The Drawdown industry will be bigger than coal,oil and gas combined.It will not be profitable in the time we have so it must be paid for by government.PS




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