Feeling the Heat: Stories and Strategies for Western Australia's Rising Temperatures

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Monday, 22 January, 2024

Join the Western Australian Council of Social Service and the Conservation Council of WA’s Go Beyond Gas movement for a discussion of the health and social impacts of climate-fuelled high heat and heat waves. They will delve into key concerns around high heat and heat waves and strategic methods of adaptation and mitigation.

With record-breaking global temperatures on the rise, we’re feeling the heat now more than ever. What does this mean for our health? Who is the most vulnerable? And what can be done to help us prepare for, and mitigate, high heat?

The session will include personal stories from those with lived experience of high heat as well as policy recommendations and initiatives for Local Government. Of course, we can’t talk about the heat we’re feeling without addressing what’s fuelling it. We’ll be providing resources and next steps to address the climate crisis too.

Our panel will feature representative speakers from Doctors for the Environment Australia and the Bureau of Meteorology, alongside a lived experience advocate. 

The panel will be followed by a Q&A, where you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions about preparing for - and turning down - the heat.

In the face of significant challenges, this will be a hopeful dialogue centered on solutions. Come and join us for this conversation.

When: Thursday 8th February | 6:00pm-8:00pm

Where: University of Western Australia, Social Sciences Lecture Theatre [G130], a livestream option for those unable to attend in person.

This is a free event.

For more information and to register, visit Feeling the Heat: Stories and Strategies for Western Australia's Rising Temperatures | Humanitix

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