Saturday, July 12, 2008

Demands for more emphasis on climate change education

ABC Online, Posted 7 hours 10 minutes ago

The Federal Government is under pressure from the Australian Association for Environmental Education to lift its practices to educate people about climate change.

The demand was made at the Australian Association for Environmental Education conference conference in Darwin, which wrapped up yesterday.

The Association wants a greater emphasis on educating people to come up with ways to tackle climate change in schools, universities and in the media.

Association national president Phil Smith has hit out at economists who are arguing Australia is too small to make an impact on climate change and should not risk the economy by rushing into implementing new environmental policies.

"Let's imagine we don't do anything now. It's going to cost us more in the future," he said.

"Garnaut said last week now's not the time to start, 10 years ago was. So my question is why would we wait, regardless of our size?"

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