It's crunch time. The Paris COP21 is only weeks away. And if Australia succeeds in its plans to double its coal exports, the world's plans to tackle global warming will fail.
We're excited to announce that The Australia Institute invited His Excellency Anote Tong, President of Kiribati to make a stop-over in Australia en-route to Paris COP21 to make a final call for a global moratorium on new coal mines, and he's coming next week!
His Excellency President Tong will be holding a public talk in Melbourne for one night only.
President Tong will discuss the need for urgent action at the climate talks, what success could look like, and the very real consequences for our Pacific Island neighbours and our global community if we don't.
No New Coal Mines: A Public Talk with His Excellency Anote Tong President of Kiribati & special guests
When: 6.30pm Thursday 19th November
Where: Elisabeth Murdoch Theatre A, University of Melbourne
Tickets strictly limited > Book your tickets here
Joining the President will be special guests Professor Tim Flannery of the Climate Council and former Australian of the Year; Blair Palese the CEO of 350.org; and Adrian Burragubba of the Wangan & Jagalingou Family Council. The evening will also be MC-ed by Kirsty Albion, National Director of AYCC, and Amelia Telford, National Director of Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network.
We're very excited to be hosting President Anote Tong, and we hope you will be able to join us for what will be a very special evening.