Bill McKibben in NZ for The Climate change Tour
Bill McKibben in NZ for The Climate change Tour of Our Times
350 Aotearoa is proud to host the internationally acclaimed author, climate activist, and founder of 350.org, Bill McKibben, for the New Zealand leg of his global ‘Fossil Free Acceleration Tour’. Bill will be speaking alongside local climate movement leaders at two public events, in Auckland and Wellington. He will also meet with government ministers, church leaders, and union representatives at a range of private events.
The public event details
Wellington - 7pm on 6th May at The Embassy Theatre
Auckland - 7pm on the 7th of May at The Town Hall Concert Chamber
There are also several livestream events happening at 7pm on the 7th of May in Otaki (in partnership with Māoriland Film Festival), Christchurch (venue TBC), Dunedin (in partnership with Wise Response) and Nelson (location TBC).
Bill will also be interviewing people from across Aotearoa’s climate movement for a podcast series to be released after the tour.
Ever since the release of his first book ‘The End of Nature’ 30 years ago, Bill McKibben has become one of the world’s most notable commentators on climate change. He is a founder of global climate campaign organisation 350.org, Foreign Policy magazine named him to its inaugural list of the 100 most important global thinkers in 2009, and he was a 2014 recipient of the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel’.
In January 2018, he was instrumental in New York City’s motion to sue five major energy companies for damages from climate change, and their decision to divest US$5billion from fossil fuel projects.