Upcoming Events

We invite you to support the events listed below both from HOPE and its environmental colleagues.


Please bear with us over the coming months as the country deals with the COVID-19 crisis. We do not have access to our network of volunteers and like-minded people/organisations as many are either not working or do not have access to the Internet/computers. But we will bring you as much up-to-date information as we are able to.

Please look at the Calendar of Events for 2020. But you will notice that some of the events planned for 2020 have been cancelled or postponed because of COVID-19.

Remembering the Atomic Bombs: History, Memory and Politics in Australia, Japan and the Pacific

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August 1945. In this webinar, three speakers will consider new findings about the Japanese experience and memory of the Atomic bombings, how Australia and Australians have been caught up in this atomic history, and the social and political legacies of the bomb in the Asia-Pacific region.


  • Dr Gwyn Maclelland, author of Dangerous Memory in Nagasaki: Prayers, Protests and Catholic Survivor Narratives 
  • Professor Robin Gerster, author of Travels in Atomic Sunshine: Australia and the Occupation of Japan (2009) and a forthcoming book, Hiroshima and Here: Reflections on Australian Atomic Culture. 
  • And Dimity Hawkins, PhD candidate and ICAN co-founder. 

WHEN: August 11, 2015 at 5pm - 6:30pm

WHERE: Zoom webinar Melbourne

Register:  https://www.historycouncilvic.org.au/remembering_the_atomic_bombs

Thirteenth International Conference on Climate Change

WHAT: Thirteenth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses #CCIR21,

WHEN: 8-9 April 2021 

WHERE: UBC, Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada

The special focus for this conference is responding to climate change as an emergency.

Advance registration rates are available. Click here to see the various categories.


World Environment Day 2020

WHEN: 5 June 2020

WHERE: International observance


World environment day encourages everyone to focus their efforts on a pressing environmental issue. In 2020, the theme is biodiversity.

Recent events, from bushfires in Brazil, the United States, and Australia to locust infestations across East Africa and now, a global disease pandemic demonstrate the interdependence of humans and the webs of life, in which they exist.

Visit the website for World Environment Day. Why not begin by taking the quiz? 

Earth Day, 22 April 2020 - https://www.earthday.org/


National Climate Emergency Summit

14-15 February 2020, Melbourne Town Hall

14-15 February 2020
Melbourne Town Hall, 90-130 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000

The National Climate Emergency Summit will convene practitioners, advocates, governments, youth leaders, and industry innovators to unpack what a climate emergency response could look like at local, national, and global levels.

The Summit will present a series of workshops, panel discussions, and debates that tackle critical issues spanning the political, economic, technical, and social change dimensions of achieving a full-scale response to the climate emergency.

The Summit addresses the pressing need to consolidate coordinated and cooperative approaches to form sound and effective responses inviting communities, practitioners, businesses to challenge and assist governments to respond to the climate crisis.

The event provides an opportunity to catalyse breakthroughs that help shape the kind of climate emergency response citizens want to see.

For more information and tickets, go to: www.climateemergencysummit.org