Senior defence and security officials now provide a stark warning that climate change represents an unprecedented, existential security threat, undermining the stability of geophysical planetary systems. The implications stretch across the full spectrum of human endeavour: from individuals and communities to the nation-state, and regional and international relations.
Australia sits in one of the most climate-vulnerable regions in the world. The increasing strain on our preparedness and capacity to respond to current impacts and future threats, both on the home front and in the region, is severely testing our limits as a nation.
An unlikely group of climate advocates explores the local and regional risks that now confront Australia unless urgent steps to deal with the climate emergency are forged.
Due to the recent increase in COVID risk this forum will be live streamed only. No in-person attendance will be permitted. Please use the live stream link for the event.
Major General ANM Muniruzzaman (Ret.) – Chairman, Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change
Admiral Chris Barrie (Ret.) – Former Chief of the Australian Defence Force
Cheryl Durrant – Former Director of Preparedness and Mobilisation, Australian Department of Defence
Major Michael Thomas (Ret.) – Defence & Climate Security Analyst
Moderated by Ali Moore – Journalist & Broadcaster