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Stranded Down Under - are fossil fuels bankrupting Australia financially and ecologically?

Event name: Stranded Down Under - are fossil fuels bankrupting Australia financially and ecologically?

Event date/time: 1st Apr 2014 6:00pm-7:30pm

Location: Centenary Lecture Theatre, Grosvenor Crescent, University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay Campus


About this event

Ben Caldecott of Oxford University's Stranded Assets Programme

Live broadcast from Melbourne University.

The world's top scientists estimate that global temperatures will rise by up to 6 degrees in the next century if we continue to burn fossil fuels at our current rate.

As many industrialised nations act to reduce their emissions and shift to a low-carbon future, Australia plans to invest over AUD 100 billion in new coal mining developments over the next 15 years, including nine mega-mines in the Galilee Basin and the controversial Maules Creek coal mine in NSW's Leard State Forest.

Whether you like it or not, your savings are probably funding the expansion of the fossil fuel industry.

Ben Caldecott, founder of Oxford University's Stranded Assets Programme and author of the groundbreaking report "Stranded Down Under? Environment-related factors changing China's demand for coal and what this means for Australian coal assets", sheds light on the ramifications of Australia's fossil fuel addiction and how individuals can help us kick our nation's dirtiest habit

For more information and to register, visit the 350.org website.

This event is supported by TasDivest, 350 Australia and Sustainable Living Tasmania.


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