Coal Transition Seminar Series: Bridging the Divide - Uniting Regional Communities for Climate Action
The results of the recent Federal election revealed the growing polarisation in regional areas around energy policy and climate action. Nowhere is this more evident than in regional Queensland, where the fight to halt new coal and gas projects is intensifying to all new levels. In this talk, Dr Amanda Cahill will explore the drivers of the increasing polarisation around energy policy as well as the approaches that can unite communities to support the transition to a zero emissions economy.
This seminar is the third in a series of Energy Transition Hub hosted events on issues related to coal transition.
Amanda is the CEO of The Next Economy. She has spent over two decades working with inspiring people across Australia, Asia and the Pacific to create positive change on issues as diverse as economic development, public health, gender equality, and climate adaptation. The focus of her work at The Next Economy is to support communities, government, industry and others to develop a more resilient, just and regenerative economy. Most of this work involves supporting regional communities in Australia to strengthen their economies by embracing the transition to zero emissions. Amanda completed her PhD at the Australian National University on participatory action research approaches to economic development in the Philippines. She is an Adjunct Lecturer at The University of Queensland, an Industry Fellow at the Sydney Policy Lab at the University of Sydney, and a 2020 Churchill Fellow.