2019 Day of Ideas

9 November 2019

Unfortunately, due to a change in circumstances, this event has been cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment that arises from this decision.

John Gollings,
Ariel King Lake - Black Saturday, 2009,
colour print on photo rag paper,
95 x 142 cms.
Janet Holmes à Court Collection.

Declaration of Climate Emergency, Australia? The 2019 Manning Clark House Day of Ideas

Presented by Holmes à Court [email protected] No.10 in association with the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies

Climate Emergency has been declared in jurisdictions across 19 countries. The school strike movement has taken climate crisis as not a potential threat but a present reality. There is a groundswell of awareness concerning environmental catastrophes, ecological collapse, mass extinction and the imperilled future of life on earth.

While this is happening and there is a significant push to bring energy policy in line with scientific reality, capitalism and political powers are hindering systemic action towards viable outcomes. The 2019 Day of Ideas is about environmental crises, the declaration of climate emergency, the question of what it takes to rise to the existential challenge of climate change and what this would look like.

The audience will be invited to ask questions and engage in discussion. The purpose of this day is to allow for the raising and sharing of important ideas.