Post Paris – a new reality?
I’ve just started back after a few weeks away and after an epic few months as one of the key organisers for the Perth Climate March – the largest rally for the climate Perth has seen 🙂 – and I’m doing some planning about where to focus my efforts and how to work effectively throughout 2016.
I was in a meeting today with a colleague (it was a wonderful meeting, in the park whilst my 10 month old enjoyed her first ever figs and the local swings) and he shared something interesting. He attended the Paris negotiations where an ‘historic agreement’ signaled the beginning of the end of the fossil fuel age. Within a few days the WA Government was spruiking WA as ‘The Place’ to invest in fossil fuel projects, and just a week ago there was the announcement of a new gas field just south of Geraldton. We reflected on this conflict.
It’s as though we have 2 realities co-existing, however with the fires that have ravaged our South West it’s clear which reality needs to win out – and that’s where I’ll turn my attention in 2016.
I’m going to be focusing on 2 main strands in the first part of the year: continuing the coalition building that happened with the People’s Climate March to expand the diversity of the ‘Climate Movement’ in WA and increase the movements effectiveness in bringing about a just transition and to be a thorn in the side of the fossil fuel industry and it’s allies.
It’s going to be a big year.
If you’re wondering how best to utilise your skills in 2016 get in touch. If you have time and energy to offer get in touch and if you want to know more – well you know, get in touch.
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