How can conservatives lead on environmental issues in today's political climate?
Tuesday 14 February 2017 6.00 - 7.30PM
BUSINESS SCHOOL LECTURE THEATRE 1040, ABERCROMBIE BUSINESS SCHOOL | CNR CODRINGTON & ABERCROMBIE STREETS | UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
In February 2017, just weeks after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, former US Republican Party Congressman Bob Inglis will speak at the University of Sydney about climate action from a conservative perspective.
Mr Inglis began his career in Congress as a critic of climate action and came to accept the science after visiting Antarctica and snorkelling on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef with a scientist, Dr Scott Heron (who featured on ABC Catalyst).
Mr Inglis became a great advocate for climate action and this ‘heresy’ cost him his seat in Congress. In 2015 Mr Inglis was awarded a John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for his political bravery. He is Executive Director of republicEN.org. Bob and his wife Mary Anne Inglis are coming to Australia as guests of The Australia Institute on a two week tour to Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Townsville.
Chair: Robert Hill AC, who was Environment Minister under Liberal Prime Minister John Howard.
Respondent: Rob Stokes, MP, NSW Minister for Planning and Dr Scott Heron.