Bank Australia was thrilled to support a fresh perspective on addressing the social and economic impact of climate change on the region at Climates’ Intergenerational Equity event.
The evening was hosted by Bank Australia’s Victoria McKenzie-McHarg with panellists including CSIRO Professor David Karoly, 350.org Pacific Coordinator Jacynta Fuamatu, Student-activist Marco and triple J Hack presenter Jo Lauder.
A number of themes emerged around how each generation of Australians can contribute to national and regional climate action, and help avoid climate-driven intergenerational inequalities. The strongest being; how we use hope to motivate action, rather than allowing fear to make us withdraw.
Here’s three key takeaways:
It’s not just a response for the future
Intergenerational Equity is not just about preventing an unsafe planet for generations to come. It’s about addressing the impact of climate change that we are seeing now and considering solutions for these future generations.
Every generation has a role in climate action
We need see the skills, the power and the wisdom that each generation brings to this challenge, and find ways to collaborate in order to bring systemic change in ways we’ve never seen before.
Recognising hope needs to be active
We need to consider how different generations engage with hope, where they find it in the face of climate change, and how hope is used to motivate action.
Image courtesy of Climates.