World Earth Day Public Forum • Fighting the Climate Emergency

Join a public forum on fighting the Climate Emergency at St Paul’s Cathedral on World Earth Day, 22 April, with leading experts and thinkers from the University of Melbourne, Australian Catholic University and Civic Leaders. 

The panel brings together Aboriginal elder and academic, Aunty Janet Turpie-Johnstone, internationally-recognised climate scientist, Prof David Karoly; Wakeley award winning journalist Dr Jeff Sparrow, author of the book Crimes Against Nature: Capitalism and Global Heating, and the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Sally Capp, moderated by the Dean of Melbourne, Andreas Loewe.

During the event, a seven metre sculpture of the earth, Gaia, by UK based artist Luke Jerram, will be launched. Gaia, a globally acclaimed touring artwork was created from images by NASA of the Earth’s surface and will be suspended in the Cathedral giving visitors an incredible opportunity to view Earth as it might be seen from space, floating in three dimensions. This will be the first time Gaia will be displayed in an indoor setting in Australia.

Composer, sound-artist and percussionist alumna Elissa Goodridge will premiere three new compositions.


If you’re unable to join us in person for the event, you can tune in online below from 4.30pm.