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Geoengineering Talk:

posted Jul 15, 2018, 8:36 PM by Climate Action Hobart

Prof David Karoly of the School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, and former member of the Climate Change Authority, presented a talk to CAH on the methods and potential risks of using Geoengineering as a solution to climate change.

You can download his presentation at the bottom of this page.

Drawdown lecture

posted Apr 29, 2018, 11:02 PM by Climate Action Hobart

The 25th Richard Jones Memorial Lecture was on February 25, 2018 at 5pm – 7pm at the Stanley Burbury Theatre, UTAS, Sandy Bay

This year's lecture was given by environmentalist, entrepreneur, author and activist Paul Hawken, editor of the recent groundbreaking book "Drawdown: the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming" 

Tasmanian state election Climate Debate

posted Mar 5, 2018, 6:26 PM by Climate Action Hobart

The Tasmanian state election is on 3rd March this year, so we're holding an Election Forum on Climate Action, to see what each party can offer Tasmania, as part of the solution to the increasing disruption being caused by global warming. 

The forum will be held on Tuesday 20th Feb from 7 till 8:30 pm at Scots Memorial Church hall, 29 Bathurst St, Hobart.

Please come along to hear from the political parties' candidates / representatives, and put your questions to them as well.

GetUp! Training Workshop Day

posted Mar 5, 2018, 6:25 PM by Climate Action Hobart

GetUp are running a Training Workshop Day in Hobart on Saturday 24th February, for anyone interested in learning more about their local group.

Where: The Wilderness Society, 130 Davey Street, Hobart 
When:  Sat 24 Feb 
    10am-12.30pm: Introduction to GetUp Hobart and Training
    1.30-5pm Strategy Planning (optional) 
Who: Invite anyone you'd like to join you!

RSVP HERE to secure your spot!

CAH was represented at the CoP23 Climate Talks in Bonn this November.

posted Jan 22, 2018, 6:34 PM by Climate Action Hobart

As a member of CANA (Climate Action Network Australia), with observer status at the  UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, 
Climate Action Hobart was very fortunate to have sustainability practitioner & musician Emily Johnston attending on our behalf.  
Emily is currently living in Bonn, and running the brand new sustainability & social innovation site:

Emily's been accredited for the Bonn Zone, located in Rheinaue Park, which will accommodate events showcasing climate action, 
including high-level events, side events and exhibits organized by both UNFCCC and the Government of Germany.  
It will also include some media activities as well as events in the delegation pavilions.

The conference this year was hosted by Fiji, but Bonn, being the UNFCCC headquarters, was the location for logistical purposes
The talks ran from 6-17 November.

CAH's Emily Johnston at CoP23 in Bonn

Have Your Say on Hobart City's Climate Change Direction

posted Jan 22, 2018, 6:30 PM by Climate Action Hobart

The Hobart City Council's new climate change strategy is still taking public suggestions, until 11 December.

Go to to read the background papers & add your comments on the direction the city should take to help the community curb greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a changing climate.

COAG Energy Rally

posted Jan 22, 2018, 6:28 PM by Climate Action Hobart

"Tomorrow" Screening at MONA

posted Jan 22, 2018, 6:27 PM by Climate Action Hobart

Screening at CineMona on Sunday 8th Oct (from 11.00am-1.30pm),
Tickets available at Eventbrite

Staying with the Paris Climate Agreement

posted Dec 6, 2017, 6:45 PM by Climate Action Hobart

Climate Action Hobart supported Australia's commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement on the day that the US announced its pull out.

STOP ADANI National Day of Action

posted Nov 21, 2017, 1:20 PM by Climate Action Hobart

On October 7th, thousands of Australians across the country woke up to take on the BIGGEST day of action we've ever seen to #StopAdani. 
Communities all over will be mobilising to place an unprecedented amount of heat on our politicians to rule out supporting this destructive new coal mine.

AYCC are organising a #StopAdani rally in FRANKLIN SQUARE, HOBART at 1pm
Come along to to add your voice to calling on the government to rule out giving $1 billion loan of taxpayer's money to Adani.

WHEN: Saturday 7th October from 1pm to 2:30pm
BRING: friends, family, signs
WEAR: Red & Black - the #StopAdani colours!
or simply turn up on the day!

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