The official Powershift 2013 Youth Climate Summit in Melbourne, Australia has released their schedule for various speakers and Lucy is going to speak on "Why I Climbed An Arctic Oil Rig". Lucy will not be in Melbourne but will linked via video to the summit.
In 2012 Lucy attended the 2012 Powershift Summit which was held in Auckland, New Zealand. This year Powershift will be held in Melbourne, Australia. Powershift has announced that Lucy will be speaking at this event via video link. The summit will be held on 13-15 July 2013 -
Watch Lucy's keynote speech at the 2012 Powershift Youth Climate Summit
So, What's Power Shift?
It's a youth climate summit. This July, 2,000 young people will come together to shift Australia away from fossil fuels towards renewable energy. Together we can change the game on climate.
Power Shift is not just an event, it’s a global phenomenon. It started in the United States in 2007 with a 6,000 person summit. Since then it’s gone global - held in Canada, NZ, UK, Sweden, Ukraine, Belgium, Europe, Africa, India, Japan and South Asia.
AYCC started it here in Aus in 2009, with a 1,500 person summit in Sydney. Since then we’ve held it 6 times in almost every major capital city - except Melbourne! We think it’s time to change that with our biggest ever summit from the 13-15th July 2013.
2,000 young people.
Change the game on climate.
2013 is a huge year for the climate. As the world quickly approaches dangerous tipping points, it is a crucial time to be taking strong climate action. The science is clear: to avoid the worst climate impacts we need a rapid transition away from dirty fossil fuels to renewable energy.
Power Shift will be 8 weeks out from the election and taking place amidst huge plans for coal expansion through the Great Barrier Reef. It wil be a crucial moment for young people to come together and demonstrate their passion for action on climate change. Together we can change the game on climate.
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