2019 DAY OF IDEAS : Declaration of Climate Emergency, Australia? : 9 November 2019 @ no.10

John Gollings, Ariel King Lake - Black Saturday, 2009




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

Presented by Holmes à Court Gallery @ 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.


Speakers Include:

Chelsea Andrews, Climate activist and representative for the Australian Youth Climate Council.
'Pressure Cooker'

Dr Joëlle Gergis (co-funded by Quantum Words Perth)Award-winning climate scientist and author of, Sunburnt Country: The History and Future of Climate Change in Australia, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University
‘Sunburnt Country: The History and Future of Climate Change in Australia’

Professor Helen Berry, Professor of Climate Change and Mental Health at the University of Sydney.
‘Mind games: Our worrying struggle with climate change’?

Associate Professor David Hodgkinson, UWA Law School
‘Climate change displacement.’

Dr Thomas Wernberg, UWA Oceans Institute & School of Biological Sciences
‘Climate change, marine heatwaves and the future of the Great Southern Reef’



10.00am – 3.30pm  |  Saturday, 9 November 2019 

Holmes à Court Gallery @ no.10

Douglas Street, West Perth WA 6005

Cost :   $40   |  $20 Concession