How do we get the futures we want for rural and regional Australia?
How do we deal with climate variation and change?
How do we build sustainable communities, regions and societies?
We want to build a space in which you can discuss leading climate science with climate researchers, and in which they can hear and respond to your questions, ideas, needs, fears and desires.
We want to make leading climate science and climate scientists more accessible, and to have climate researchers engaged with your climate knowledge.
This is a two-way process: everyone’s climate knowledge is crucial to planning our shared climate future.
Through the Long Conversations: Climate Knowledge Exchange we hope to achieve a range of outcomes, including:
- Community outcomes, including discussion of our shared climate future, and greater engagement with climate research and researchers and scientists in general.
- Outcomes for scientists and academics, including generating greater understanding of your community’s needs and concerns.
- Creation of a documentary film and photographic record based on the events and content of the project. We aim to document people’s past and present experiences, stories of climate, and vision for the future.
- Research outcomes including publication in scholarly journals and PhD thesis.