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The Paris Agreement and Implications for Australia

The Paris Agreement and Implications for Australia

August 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Kim Beazley Lecture Theatre, Murdoch University, 90 South Street, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia

The Paris Agreement’s central aim is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2oC above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5oC. To achieve this limit, scientific assessments suggest that global CO2 emissions need to peak by 2020, and reach zero CO2 emissions by 2050.

Set against the context of rapidly reducing costs for major renewable energy and storage technologies, this year’s Keith Roby Memorial Lecture looks at the opportunities for Australia (and Western Australia) to take advantage of the coming transformation of the global energy system.

RSVPs are essential by 11 August 2017.

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

August 10, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Luna Leederville, 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, Western Australia, Australia

In conjunction with the Conservation Council of WA and Climate Reality Australia, the United Nations Association of Australia (WA), invites you to a fundraiser screening of Al Gore’s new documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”, the sequel to his 2006 Oscar winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth”.

The film highlights the importance of climate action, the Paris Agreement and just how close we are to real energy revolution.

This event focuses on the 7th and 13th Sustainable Development Goals to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all” and to “take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”.

Prior to the screening there will be brief presentations from Carmen Lawrence the President of Conservation Council of WA and former Premier of WA, Beatrice Hamilton the UNAA (WA) Chair of the Environment Committee and Caroline Perks the UNAA (WA) Portfolio Lead for Climate Change and a Local Coordinator for Climate Reality Australia.

Tickets are $25 each and the price includes discount drinks and a snack. To purchase tickets, please visit the website.

Pre-release Screening of An Inconvenient Sequel

Pre-release Screening of An Inconvenient Sequel

August 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Event Cinemas Innaloo, 57 Liege Street, Innaloo, Western Australia, Australia

A decade ago, Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth spread global awareness on the dangers and impacts of man-made climate change with the documentary leading to him being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007.

This year, Gore delivers An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power which follows on its predecessor’s mission: to address climate change as a problem and persuade global leaders to invest in the solutions.

Secure your seat for this exclusive event by booking today.
To get your $12 tickets use this DISCOUNT CODE: CCWA2017