Stand up Leadership: Climate Politics in the Age of Emergency #NCES2020

What might a leader do?… 1) Bipartisan declaration of a climate emergency 2) Create a department aligned to treasury, similar to post war recovery 3) Weekly war cabinet chaired by PM to rapidly transition to green economy.

Peter Garrett
Musician, activist, politician

“If there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that MPs care about votes and keeping their job in two years time… people power makes a difference!”

Zali Steggall
Politician, lawyer, Olympian

The only thing that matters is to cut emissions… We need activism shutting down cities to send the message that current action is not good enough”

Paul Gilding
Fellow at the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership

“Politicians are followers rather than leaders” (they follow the policies their electorates want and demand)

Jean Hinchcliffe
15-year-old school student and climate activist

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