Watch video of Al Gore, Ian Dunlop and Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg
at the launch of Safe Climate Australia.
Nobel prize-winner Al Gore was the keynote speaker at Business Breakfast for a Safe Climate on 13 July that brought together leaders of some of the largest and most influential corporations in Australia and formally launched Safe Climate Australia.
Mr Gore praised Safe Climate Australia for planning to develop a practical transition plan towards a low-carbon economy.
He called on the 1000 community leaders at the breakfast for the launch of non-governmental organisation Safe Climate Australia to take a stand and push for change. He said people must respond not only to the danger, but the opportunity.
Others speakers at the event were Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Director of the Centre for Marine Studies University of Queensland, Ian Dunlop, former CEO Australian Institute of Company Directorsand former chairman Australian Coal Association, amd SCA CEO Brendan Condon. The event was chaired by science journalist and broadcaster Robyn Williams.
The breakfast was also the occasion for the release of a 5-minute film promoting the Run for a Safe Climate.
Australia’s safe climate vision (Radio National 23 July 2009)
Seize climate change challenges: Gore (Sydney Morning Herald)
Chilly reminder of potential disaster (Herald-Sun)
Al Gore Warns Australia to Expect More Severe Bushfire (VoA)
Gore to back ‘map’ of emissions reduction (The Age)
Watch video of speeches
Formation of Safe Climate Australia
Gore weighs in for green group (The Age)