Saving the future: Steele Rudd and Macgregor Professorial Lecture, 21 April 2010 [Speech]

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Cole, John. 2010. "Saving the future: Steele Rudd and Macgregor Professorial Lecture, 21 April 2010 [Speech]." Steele Rudd and Macgregor Professorial Lecture (2010). Toowoomba, Australia 20 Apr 2010 Toowoomba, Australia.
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Saving the future: Steele Rudd and Macgregor Professorial Lecture, 21 April 2010 [Speech]

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AuthorCole, John
Journal or Proceedings TitleSteele Rudd and Macgregor Professorial Lecture
Number of Pages16
Year2010
Place of PublicationToowoomba, Australia
Conference/EventSteele Rudd and Macgregor Professorial Lecture (2010)
Event Details
Steele Rudd and Macgregor Professorial Lecture (2010)
Event Date
20 Apr 2010
Event Location
Toowoomba, Australia
Abstract

In his speech titled ‘Saving the Future’, Professor Cole will propose that a revolution which puts sustainability front and centre is needed to turn around this unmitigated environmental catastrophe.

'If we are to save our future and that of generations to come, we will need more than new laptops in the classroom. With close to two thirds of the Earth’s ecosystems already seriously degraded and climate change and loss of biodiversity emerging threats to life as we know it, the 21st century will be lived in a very different way.
'Sooner rather than later, we will have to deal fundamentally with the discipline of living within the limits of the planet’s capacity to sustain life. The biggest question of our time is can we live sustainably and the biggest question facing universities is can we research and educate people on how to live sustainably?

Keywordsfuture; liveability; environmental issues; ecosystem destruction; sustainability education; energy
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020410405. Environmental rehabilitation and restoration
410401. Conservation and biodiversity
440710. Research, science and technology policy
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Byline AffiliationsAustralian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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