September 24, 2020 –
The world is headed towards dangerous levels of global warming and climatic change. Governments across the world, including the Australian Government, have been failing to take responsible action and continue to do so. But should we just stand by and watch? Are we responsible for what is happening and if so in what sense?
The pervasive sense of powerlessness, which often results from the realization of one’s individual inefficacy, paradoxically leads to collective inaction. Countering that, Dr Schwenkenbecher will suggest that we – citizens, businesses, and councils – share responsibility to take action on climate change. She will explain how through public displays of responsible behaviour we can all contribute to developing new social expectations, effectively changing existing social norms and breaking out of the so-called collective action trap.
Ultimately, the fact that together we can make a difference (on many different levels) should give us sufficient reason to take on our share of responsibility for climate action.
Come join us for this important public presentation.