Transition Decade

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Governor de Kretser launching the Transition Decade
Governor de Kretser launching the Transition Decade

The Transition Decade presents a different approach that recognises the full scale, scope and speed of change necessary to match the climate emergency.

The Transition Decade creates a campaign platform and a shared timeline for action for the next ten years.

The Transition Decade has emerged from the Victorian sustainability movement and is reaching people all over Australia.

The Transition Decade aspires to mobilise whole communities through a communication and partnership strategy for individuals, community organisations, business and government in geographic localities. The campaign will link local, regional, national and international programs, campaigns and resources to help inform and activate citizens across Australia.

The Transition Decade is a non-partisan shared campaign which is coordinated by an alliance of groups. Groups guiding the campaign include:

Many organisations are already advocating for and working in a ten year time frame. This reflects the growing urgency of the response required to combat climate change.

The Transition Decade integrates this work to strengthen resources and to connect movements that are influencing policy and local action.[1]

[edit] Transition decade launch

The Transition decade was launched at a mass public event in Melbourne Town Hall on Sunday 14 February 2010[2]

The speakers were:

  • Professor David de Kretser, A.C, The Governor of Victoria
  • Rob Gell, Master of Ceremonies, National President of Greening Australia Ltd
  • Professor Will Steffen, Executive Director of the ANU Climate Institute
  • Professor Rob Adams AM, Director Design & Urban Environment, City of Melbourne
  • Senator Christine Milne, Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens
  • Uncle Bob Randall, Yankunytjatjara Elder and Traditional Owner of Uluru
  • Mark Ogge, Beyond Zero Emissions
  • Cam Walker, National Liaison Officer for Friends of the Earth Australia
  • Philip Sutton, Convener of The Climate Emergency Network
  • Giselle Wilkinson, President of the Sustainable Living Foundation
  • Kelly O'Shanassy, Chief Executive Environment Victoria
  • Dr Joe Herbertson AM, Safe Climate Australia

[edit] Photos

For more photos: Transition Decade Launch photos

[edit] References

  1. Transition Decade T10
  2. Zero emissions possible - at $40bn a year, Adam Morton, The Age,15 February 2010
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