How can Australia successfully transition and adapt its interconnected social and technological systems as the climate crisis intensifies? Environmental law and governance expert, Dr Kate Owens, presents the 2023 Iain McCalman Lecture on how we can effectively harness climate governance to achieve deep coordination and sustained change.
Reimagining our future: communities confronting the realities of climate change
Many of us understand the gravity of the climate crisis and what needs to be done, so what’s standing in our way? What will it take for our future to be reimagined to enable all life to flourish? In this panel discussion, hear from researchers and communities from across Australia and India who are taking collective action to create real and sustainable futures.
How can we adapt all sectors of society to respond to climate pressures? In the first event of SEI’s Climate Adaptation series, leading political scientist Daniel Aldrich delves into the meaning of climate adaptation and the role of social capital in building resilience.
SEI Director Professor David Schlosberg sits down with multidisciplinary scholar Professor Farhana Sultana to discuss a broad range of pressing climate topics from political ecology to nature-society relationships.
How has capitalism and colonialism rendered multispecies injustice business as usual? A panel of experts unpack this issue and consider what alternative structures could support conditions for justice.
A panel of financial experts discuss the rapidly transitioning landscape of climate finance to explore how a variety of public and private financial actors are responding to climate change risks and opportunities, and what role finance can play in adaptation solutions.
This symposium asked: What happens when we think about worlds beyond the boundaries of dominant scientific frameworks, including biology? Alongside matter, what role do immaterial, sacred, ghostly, or non-secular beings play?
Industrial agriculture is a key contributor to the climate crisis, which threatens the resilience of our food systems. A panel of farmers and researchers explore farming practices that help restore our ecosystems.
Following the very well attended and interesting Environmental storytelling in diverse media workshop organised by the Sydney Environment Institute in 2022, Dr Diana Chester, Associate Professor Damien Ricketson chaired the Media Storytelling mini-series.
How is extractivism for critical minerals being governed? Can critical minerals extractivism for renewable energy to feed into a broader sustainable transformation? This Symposium seeks to identify common themes and sources of contention for how we transition to renewable energy dependent on extracting critical minerals.
Building power within and beyond the university: ideas and actions for climate researchers
Join us for a Grounded Conversations event featuring political theorist Alyssa Battistoni, a leading US scholar and voice in progressive climate debates, in a time of escalating and converging crises of capitalism.
This workshop will bring together key stakeholders working in government policy development and application at local, state, and national levels to consider to what degree environmental justice is currently present in principle or action in adaptation planning in NSW.