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Australian Bushfire Fundraiser: Overcoming the Barriers to Climate Action

March 9, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

About this Event

Our panel will consider the barriers to climate action and consider how we can overcome them. There will be an opportunity for the audience to submit questions on the night.

We will ask for an optional donation which we will donate to the Australian Bushfire Fund. Half will be donated to the Australian Red Cross and half to the WWF.

Our panellists are:

Peter Harper: Peter is an environmental scientist who worked at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales for thirty years, and now teaches at the University of Bath. He recently won a competition to design a 3-acre garden for insects in Hertfordshire.

Caroline Hickman: Caroline is a psychotherapist who teaches at the University of Bath. She is a member of the Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA) for whom she has created several podcasts on eco-anxiety & psychotherapy and the climate and bio-diversity crisis. She is currently researching children & young people's feelings about the climate and biodiversity crisis to uncover and explore different stories, narratives and images around our defences against the 'difficult truth' of the climate and bio-diversity crisis and hidden and 'less conscious' feelings about climate anxiety.

Matt Wheeldon: Matt is a Chartered Civil Engineer with 20 years' experience working at Wessex Water where he is Director of Asset Strategy and Compliance. He is passionate about the environment, co-chairs a national working group tackling microplastics, and campaigns for legislative and cultural change against flushing plastic containing products.

Mel Moden: Mel is part of Extinction Rebellion Chippenham, a leaderless, decentralised, international, and apolitical network using non-violent direct action and civil disobedience to persuade governments to act justly on the Climate and Ecological Emergency, in an attempt to halt mass extinction and minimise the risk of social collapse.

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