In ConveRSAtion: The Impact of Social Climate Change

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Over the last 50 years, developed nations have experienced dramatic societal changes as the result of a range of interconnected factors – economic, demographic, social and technological – at globalised, national and local levels.

These changes are the result of the same factors that have contributed to climate change, and have dramatically altered the conditions under which we live, work and interact. These changes have been so rapid, dramatic and unprecedented as to constitute a form of social climate change paralleling environmental climate change.

In this timely conversation, we explore the profound effect social climate change is having on society’s most vulnerable members – children and young people – and the wider implications for our future.

When: Thursday 14th March 2019, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm AEDT

Where: The East Room, The Auburn Hotel, 85 Auburn Road, Hawthorn East, VIC 3123


Prof. Peter Kelly is Head of UNESCO UNEVOC at RMIT University, and Professor of Education in the School of Education. He is a sociologist of youth, education and work who has published extensively on young people, globalization, education and work. His current research interests include a critical engagement with young people’s well-being, resilience and enterprise in what has been called the Anthropocene.

Dr. Tim Moore is a Senior Research Fellow at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and the Royal Children’s Hospital Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH), Melbourne, Australia. A developmental psychologist, Tim heads MCRI’s Research and Policy Team, with responsibility for monitoring, reviewing and synthesising research literature on a wide range of topics relating to child development, family functioning and service systems.

The conversation will be facilitated by ED Cox, Director of the RSA’s Public Services and Communities team.

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