Asian Law Centre (ALC) at the University of Melbourne
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Melbourne Climate Futures invites you to attend this virtual panel discussion exploring recent Australian and international learning about strategies for building just and resilient zero-carbon regions and communities. The conversation will focus on sharpening understanding of key policy and research priorities for accelerating just transitions from fossil fuels to renewable energy.
The webinar, which marks the launch of the new Melbourne Climate Futures discussion paper, Building prosperous, just and resilient zero-carbon regions by John Wiseman and Linda Wollersheim, will be chaired by author and MCF Senior Research Fellow Professor John Wiseman and will include discussion with leading Australian just transition researchers, activists and policy makers.
Questions of what or who is critical to managing the COVID-19 pandemic have been at the heart of media discussion, public recognition and government policy on a global scale. Such concerns – of what constitutes critical workers, material resources, public services and community responses – are being addressed and prioritised at local and national levels in different ways, even as collective anxieties over the COVID-19 pandemic vie for attention with other social, economic or political crises in given places. In this context, it becomes important to consider what is hidden or unseen amid a global pandemic, of how individuals, communities and other key workers are excluded from ‘frontline’ imaginings of crisis and pandemic. Drawing on research expertise and insights from Australia, Papua New Guinea, Brazil, India and Indonesia this Critical Issues panel event will explore these issues, asking what is both critical and hidden in the time of COVID-19.