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Episode 4.

Power, Politics & Making Change Stick

We have everything we need to build the 2040 we want, however as we are seeing time and again, the main barrier to this future isn’t technological…it’s  political!

In this webinar on “Power, Politics & Making Change Stick” we discuss how do we engage with the system to create political spaces for change. How does our political system work and how can we as citizens influence our decision makers? What are people doing around the world to take back power and experiment with democracy in a more direct way? What do we do when the system isn’t working and our leaders are not working in our best interests?

These are just some of the questions we will explore during our chat with our special guests. Register now to secure your spot in the conversation!

About the Host

The host for the conversation series is Dr Amanda Cahill, CEO of The Next Economy. Amanda has spent nearly 25 years supporting changemakers across the world to improve individual and community wellbeing. Her work at The Next Economy is to support communities to strengthen local economies in ways that are good for people and planet. In this way, her work touches on many of the themes in 2040 – climate change, food and energy systems, waste, and how the economic and political systems operate to both facilitate and block change. 


Tim Hollo

Tim Hollo is Executive Director of the Green Institute and founder and CEO of Green Music Australia.

A highly regarded musician and environmentalist, he is former Communications Director for Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne, has worked for, Greenpeace and others, and has performed around the world from the Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall with FourPlay String Quartet.

His writing on democracy and environmental issues has been published by The Guardian, ABC, Fairfax, Crikey and many others.

Nicola Paris

Nicola Paris is the Founder and Coordinator of CounterAct.  She has extensive experience working on a range of campaigns over fifteen years, and has been facilitating within a diversity of groups for many years.  Having worked across the full spectrum of progressive social change – from sailing with Sea Shepherd on Antarctic campaigns, to working as an adviser to a Senator she has a developed a perspective informed by hands on experience, on the tools we can use to create effective social change.

Resources: has a list of resources plus case studies and examples of how to set up a citizens assembly has a mission to support green politics (that is community-wide change grounded in the principles of ecology, social justice, democracy, non-violence, sustainability and respect for diversity) through education, action, research and debate.


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