Announcing: “Stranded Down Under” Tour
You’re invited to Stranded Down Under – are fossil fuels bankrupting us financially and ecologically? with Oxford University and Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s Ben Caldecott.
What’s the connection between your bank account, superannuation and fossil fuels?
As the world acts to cut emissions, Australia plans to invest over AUD 100 billion in new coal projects over the next 15 years. This includes nine mega-mines in Queensland’s Galilee Basin, export ports along the Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Coal’s Maules Creek mine in the Leard State Forest.
Whether we like it or not, these projects and the companies behind them, are receiving loans from our big banks and investment from our super funds.
But as major economies like China act to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels, these projects will face increasing risks – risks our savings will be forced to foot.
Come and hear Ben Caldecott, founder of Oxford University’s Stranded Assets Programme and author of the groundbreaking report Stranded Down Under?, sheds light on the ramifications of Australia’s fossil fuel addiction and what we can do to kick Australia’s dirtiest habit.
Click here to register for your nearest event:
Canberra: 18:00-19:30, March 25th, Coombs Lecture Theatre, Fellows Rd, ANU, Introduction by The Australia Institute’s Richard Denniss AND Crawford School Lunchtime Panel, 13:30-14:00, March 25th (details tbc)
Sydney: 18:30-20:00, March 27th, Seymour Centre, Cnr Cleveland St & City Rd, Introduction by former Liberal Party Leader, John Hewson and 350.org’s Blair Palese
Melbourne: 18:00-19:30, April 1st, Theatre 1, 207 Bouverie St, University of Melbourne, Introduction by Melbourne University’s Professor David Karoly
Brisbane: 18:00-19:30, April 3rd, C Block Auditorium CI411, Southbank TAFE, South Brisbane
Look forward to seeing you there!
Charlie, Blair, May, Aaron, Simon, Josh and the whole 350.org Australia