THE RALLYING CRY
In this episode our host Dr Sarah Jane O’Connor is joined by guests, co-founder and CEO of Tasman Ion, Dr Shalini Divya, and feminist political geographer, Dr Amanda Thomas (School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences), to discuss climate action from both a technological and a societal perspective.
The impacts of climate change are often disproportionately felt by marginalised communities. Dr Amanda Thomas defines climate action as “the tools people put together in order to address climate change.” Climate justice aims to ensure the vulnerable aren’t being ignored when these tools are used. Our experts consider the role of industry and technology in addressing our climate challenges, and the implications of climate change on social and gender equity, highlighting the need for climate justice to be at the forefront of our actions in contending with our broad sustainability challenges.
1. Why is climate action important in addressing our sustainability challenges?
2. Why is climate justice important in addressing our sustainability challenges?
3. In what ways does access to energy relate to climate justice?
4. What are some ways that you can contribute to or engage in climate action?
5. How does climate action and justice relate to the SDGs?