Tuesday, 26 Feb 08
Will Australian cities survive the challenges of climate change? With 75 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions coming from cities, change is near.
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Australian cities will have to be transformed if we are serious about cutting our greenhouse gas emissions. Given that 75% of emissions come from our cities, where we live, where we work and how we get there will all need to change.
Our cities developed on the promise of cheap oil when climate change was not on the radar. Now, the suburban dream is turning out to be an environmental nightmare. So how will we turn this around?
Will our freeways be turned into cycle ways? Or will our councils follow London's lead and impose a $56 dollar daily tax for those driving into the city? The one thing we do know is that any major change will require unprecedented political willpower.
Insight returns for 2008 with a focus on our cities; where most people live. We'll be joined by politicians, sustainability planners and members of the public.
Meet the Guests
Peter Garrett MP
Christine Milne, Senator, The Greens