Ketan Joshi and Daisy Jeffrey in Conversation
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About The Event
Join Ketan Joshi, author of Windfall: Unlocking a Fossil-Free Future, and youth climate activist Daisy Jeffrey, author of On Hope, as they discuss the climate emergency, past policy failures, and reasons to be hopeful for the future.
This FREE event will take place on Zoom. The Zoom meeting details form part of your ticket, emailed to you after registration.
You can also select from some great value Event+Book combo ticket options, and we'll happily ship your books anywhere in Australia for free!
About the Books
In Windfall, renewable energy expert Ketan Joshi examines how wind power inspired the creation of a weird, fabricated disease, and why the speed with which emissions could have been reduced – like putting a price on carbon – was hampered by a flurry of policy disasters. He then plots a way forward to a future where communities champion equitable new clean tech projects, where Australia grows past a reliance on toxic fuels, and where the power of people is used to rattle fossil fuel advocates from their complacency.
Renewable energy can become a key player in the effort to upgrade our species from one on a path to self-destruction to a path of sustainability and fairness. With the knowledge of how the last decade was lost, the next decade can work the way it’s meant to.
In On Hope, 17-year-old Daisy Jeffrey, one of the lead organisers of the Australian Climate Strike, shares why she is choosing hope over indifference and is standing up to speak truth to power.
On 21 September 2019, an estimated 300,000 Australians were galvanised to gather at rallies across the country to demand climate action in one of the largest protest events in Australian history. Starting at a moment during the strike, when it became obvious hundreds of thousands of Australians of all ages were engaged and supportive, Daisy reveals what motivates her and her friends to act and be heard. She provides rare insight into what it will take for all Australians to drive change and influence leaders to do the right thing by future generations around the world.
Praise for Ketan Joshi's Windfall
‘This is a book from the heart: clear, eloquent, candid and rational. It is at once an intensely personal narrative and a searing indictment of policy failure. Windfall provides abundant reasons to be angry, but also plenty to be hopeful.’ — Lesley Hughes
‘Brilliant! Ketan artfully contrasts the past and present of Australia’s climate challenges against our inevitably optimistic future – harnessing our boundless renewable resources to become an energy superpower.’ — Mike Cannon-Brookes.
Praise for Daisy Jeffrey's On Hope
‘Next-gen leaders like Daisy are showing us the way and their voices are only getting louder. We should listen.’ — Mike Cannon-Brookes
‘Daisy has lost neither hope nor the wry good humour as she works to save our planet one strike at a time.’ — Malcolm Turnbull.
About the Authors
Ketan Joshi has a decade of experience in the renewable energy industry, ranging from data analytics to communications. He has worked in corporations, government and freelanced for NGOs, and has built a large following on Twitter providing commentary on social media. He has also written for a range of media outlets, including Guardian Australia, The Monthly and Cosmos magazine. He can be found on Twitter @KetanJ0.
Daisy Jeffrey is a 17-year-old Sydney high school student and organiser for the Australian school climate strikes, the most recent of which was one of the largest protests in Australian history, galvanising over 300,000 people to demand climate action. She is also a fierce champion for gender equality and an excellent role model for the next generation.
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