Australia’s Summer Bushfires: From Root Causes to Opportunities for Support - A Webinar Hosted by AEGN and EGA

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm EST
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**This program is hosted by our partners, the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network (AEGN) and the Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA), who has extended an invitation to PNY members. Space is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.**

Australia’s summer of bushfires is an ecological, social and economic catastrophe. These unprecedented fires in both their scale and intensity are clearly related to climate change, and its consequences which include prolonged drought, hotter temperatures and a much longer fire season. So far in Australia:

  • 10.7 million hectares have been burnt
  • Over one billion vertebrates and at least 240 billion invertebrates have been killed
  • Whole ecological communities will disappear and many species are closer to extinction
  • The economic costs are in the billions
  • And there is untold damage to health and social wellbeing

Australia is currently witnessing a climate tipping point, while the world watches Australia suffer both the consequences of not acting on climate change and denying that climate change is a real threat. Join Australian funders and experts for this webinar to learn more.

  • What has happened, where, and the underlying causes of the bushfire
  • The public discourse about the fires and the response by the State and Federal Governments
  • AEGN and Australian donors’ perspectives on what can be funded


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All interested funders.


Registration is required by February 3rd
Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Dial-in and webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.
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