Upcoming Events

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

ANZSEE 2019 Conference | 24-26 November 2019

Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics (ANZSEE) | RMIT University

Sunday to Monday, 24 November to 26 November 2019
RMIT University Swanston Academic Building Swanston St (Melbourne Central)

Ecological Economics: Solutions Now and in the Future conference

The 2019 Australia New Zealand Society of Ecological Economics conference will address the great challenges of our times: environmental crises and how we can live more sustainably on our planet.

With a great line-up of keynote speakers and panels open to all those interested as well as sustainability academics, professionals and activists, make sure you book now. Registration rates are minimal to welcome all-comers. Get all the program news and associated details here: https://anzsee.org.au

(optional tours and dinner Sunday 24 November — main conference days Monday 25 November and Tuesday 26 November)

View the event flyer here.

Hosted by the ANZSEE

ESA19: the 2019 Conference of the Ecological Society of Australia | 24-29 November 2019

Ecological Society of Australia (ESA)

Sunday to Friday, 24 November to 29 November 2019
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston, Tasmania

Ecology: science for practical solutions

‘Ecology is the science of interactions among all forms of life and the abiotic environment they inhabit, and in turn, change and shape. Applications of ecology are all around us everyday, in natural resource management, forestry, fisheries, agriculture, water production and conservation biology. These applications demonstrate the importance of ecology in seeking to understand and explain our Earth, and how humans can better co-exist with nature in an increasingly anthropogenically-modified environment. This provides the theme for this conference: how the science of ecology can contribute to developing and implementing solutions for our planet in the throes of a biodiversity crisis and a changing climate. Ecological science is fundamental to informing policy but the next generation of practising ecologists will need to work more closely with economists, political scientists, historians, human geographers and social scientists to develop ecologically sustainable practices.

Northern Tasmania is the gateway to craggy mountain wilderness, vivid lichen covered beaches, and windswept offshore islands. Launceston is nestled in the Tamar Valley, incised by the kanamaluka (Tamar River), Australia’s longest navigable estuary at 70km carrying the combined flows from over 15,000km2 including the waters from the North Esk, South Esk, Meander and Macquarie Rivers. The region supports a rich native flora and fauna, and is not without human impact. Urban living and agricultural production development feature prominently across the landscape. Conference field trips will explore this natural and semi-urban environment and discuss the current and future threats, with scientists and land managers demonstrating science-informed actions aimed at supporting policy and practice to protect against contemporary and future impacts on the ecology of the region.’

ESA19 Conference Program is now available. (Please note that this program is subject to change without notice)

View the program here.

Register here

Supported by the Tasmanian Government through the Department of State Growth

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

Building Earth Ethics in Australia: Pathways and Challenges (Conference) | 28-29 November 2019

Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA)

Thursday to Friday, 28-29 November 2019
ACU, 115 Victoria Parade , Fitzroy, Victoria 3065

Join us for a thought-provoking two-day conference that will bring people together from a range of fields - including earth ethics, environmental education, Indigenous knowledge systems, environmental psychology, deep ecology, arts, law, science, business, religion and eco-spirituality - to address our central questions:

  • How do we build Earth-centred ethics in Australia?
  • What barriers prevent people from developing and maintaining an Earth-centred world view?
  • How do we address these barriers?

The way we think about ourselves and understand our world informs the governance systems that guide our societies, so our ethical world view is a critical part of the roots for larger change. Earth Ethics orient people towards recognising the interconnected systems of life that we are part of, and in turn help us reflect, make decisions and act in a way that nurtures rather than destroys the living world.

The Conference aims to help people learn and share information about how Earth-centred ethics can be nurtured and built in a time of global ecological crisis and how human societies can continue to build hope and resilience as we face ever increasing environmental, psychological and spiritual challenges.

Key Dates

  • Call for Participation opens March 2019, closes on 10 July 2019
  • Registration opens March 2019
  • Conference is hosted Thursday 28th and Friday 29th November 2019
  • Conference Dinner will be held on the evening of Thursday 28th November 2019

To submit a proposal and/or to register, visit this page.

Hosted by the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA)

COP 25, UN Climate Change conference | 2-13 December 2019

UNFCCC secretariat (UN Climate Change)

Monday to Friday, 2 to 13 December 2019
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain

The UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 (2 – 13 December 2019) will take place under the Presidency of the Government of Chile and will be held with logistical support from the Government of Spain. The President-designate for the conference is Ms Carolina Schmidt, Minister of Environment of Chile.

The conference is designed to take the next crucial steps in the UN climate change process. Following agreement on the implementation guidelines of the Paris Agreement at COP 24 in Poland last year, a key objective is to complete several matters with respect to the full operationalization of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

For more information on the conference, please visit the website here.