Join us for Politics in the Pub with Sarah Hanson-Young, Greens Senator and Spokesperson for the Environment and Water, as part of her ‘State of the Environment: National Speaking Tour.’
In the wake of the devastating State of the Environment Report the Greens are urging the Albanese Government to stop approving new mines and developments in threatened species habitat to halt extinction, and to establish a ‘climate trigger’ to assess the emissions of polluting projects. Our environment laws are broken and yet despite an increasingly desperate need to take climate action, these laws don’t even assess polluting projects for their emissions and the impact of these emissions on the environment.
Join us to discuss why we need environment laws that are fit for purpose, protecting our environment and wildlife, not simply green-lighting projects for miners and big developers.
Senator Sarah Hanson-Young is a passionate environmentalist, community campaigner, feminist and mum who was the youngest woman elected to federal parliament at the age of 25. Sarah was named a World Economic Forum Global Young Leader in 2016 and a Bloomberg Catalyst in 2021. Sarah has spent more than 14 years in Parliament fighting to protect our wildlife and natural environment, human rights and for the fair treatment of refugees and asylum seekers. Sarah is a strong advocate for an environmentally sustainable Murray-Darling Basin and a faster transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy and green industry.
Ebony Bennett is deputy director of the Australia Institute and host of its popular ‘Economics of a Pandemic’ webinar series and Follow the Money podcast.
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm AEST
Verity Lane Market
50 Northbourne Ave
Canberra City , ACT 2601
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