National Climate Emergency Summit……14-15 February 2020, Melbourne

Recognition that climate change now constitutes a global emergency is rapidly spreading around the planet. Growth of the international movement to formally declare a climate emergency represents one of the most significant series of events for climate action in decades.  According to climateemergency.org, there have been 1,531 jurisdiction and local government climate emergency declarations around the world that covers 814 million citizens in 26 countries. 57 million of these living in the United Kingdom.  This means in Britain now over 85 per cent of the population lives in areas that have declared a climate emergency, over 400 councils all together. In New Zealand, the percentage is nearly as high: 74 per cent of the population.

As the physical climate impacts intensify, both locally and globally, and with the recent catastrophic bushfires experienced this summer, many Australians, too, are calling for a national declaration and the level of leadership that can drive an emergency transition.

The National Climate Emergency Summit at Melbourne Town Hall will convene practitioners, advocates, governments, youth leaders, and industry innovators from across Australia to explore and unpack what a climate emergency transition could look like at local, national, and global levels. 


The Summit will present a series of workshops, panel discussions, and debates that tackle critical issues spanning the political, economic, technical, and social change dimensions of initiating and carrying out a full-scale response to the climate emergency.

The Summit addresses the pressing need to consolidate coordinated and cooperative approaches to form sound and effective responses – inviting communities, practitioners, businesses to challenge and assist governments to respond to the emergency at hand.

2 Days | 100 Presenters

For more information go here.

Virtual Tickets to the National Climate Emergency Summit are now available – book for your link to the Summit Live Stream.


In the interest of sharing the information and outcomes from the Summit as widely as possible, NCESUMMIT are pleased to announce that all Main Stage Summit Sessions will be live streamed. Book your virtual ticket here.