A group of Australian politicians, musicians, climate industry leaders are banding together to help fight climate change, and are urging young Aussies to join them along the way.
On Thursday, December 3rd, an expansive group of figures – including Hon Matt Kean MP (Minister for Energy & Environment), Hon Adam Searle MLC (Shadow Minister for Climate Change), David Pocock, Phoebe Tonkin, Turia Pitt, Alex Dyson, Sarah Wilson, and Reuben Styles (Peking Duk) – are set to take place in the recently-announced forum, New Energy.
Curated by ARIA-nominated musician and climate advocate Holly Rankin (pka Jack River) and moderated by former triple j Breakfast host Alex Dyson, New Energy will take place at Sydney’s Seymour Centre, and aims to speak directly to Australians, cutting through the confusion that surrounds climate issues and empowering young people to take simple, yet powerful, actions that are widely available.
“Everyone’s talking about climate change and net zero by 2050, but the majority of us have no idea what it even means,” Rankin notes. “There’s so much spin and confusion, we’re feeling overwhelmed and stuck in the mud. I wanted to bring people with a big platform together with experts in climate and energy to give us straight answers to our burning questions.”
“There’s some really simple, powerful ways every Aussie can tackle climate change,” added Future Super CEO, Kirstin Hunter.
“We can choose a fossil-free bank and renewable power retailer. We can be active citizens and reach out to our local, state and federal politicians. And we can change where we invest our super – there’s enough money in Australian superannuation to fund our transition to 100% renewables ten times over.’”
The New Energy forum is set to take place at the Seymour Centre on the evening of Thursday, December 3rd. Interested parties can head to the official website for more information, and to register for the livestream, while a limited amount of in-theatre tickets are available now.