Two of Australia’s foremost climate scientists, Professor Will Steffen and Lesley Hughes of the Climate Council will receive this year’s Ngara Institute Activist of the Year Award.
Professor Steffen will be in Mullumbimby to accept the award on behalf of them both and he will give a short talk on the occasion of Ngara’s Annual Lecture, featuring Dr Hugh Mackay on Saturday 20th July.
The Climate Council rates the Federal Government’s performance over the past five years as the defining leadership failure of the past decade.
Professor Steffen says the Federal Government has covered up poor performance with misleading claims, dubious accounting and censorship. ’Citizens and communities are not waiting for Government action,’ he said. ‘There are forward-thinking projects taking the lead on emissions reductions right across the country.’
This award is given with the support of Enova Energy. You can hear more from Professor Steffen at the Ngara Institute’s gala event with Dr Hugh Mackay at the Civic Memorial Hall, Saturday July 20, from 7pm.