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posted 23/12/2019

WOMADelaide Announces 2020 Planet Talks Lineup

WOMADelaide Announces Lineup for the Upcoming Planet Talks

WOMADelaide is a festival that goes over four magnificent days of music dance and arts while celebrating the cultural and creative diversity of Australia. Included within all of the music and celebrations will be the newly announced discussion program named The Planet Talks. This program is a part of the festival that hosts some of the world’s foremost thinkers, scientists, activists and leaders, leading thought-provoking conversations about all manner of issues concerning the planet and how we can work to achieve a sustainable relationship with it and each other.

Leading the discussions will be an in conversation with two of the architects of the landmark 2015 Paris Climate Change agreement in former UN Secretary for Climate, Christiana Figueres and co-founder of Global Optimism Tom Rivett-Carnac. Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac were the key drivers behind the landmark Paris Climate Change agreement, in which 197 sovereign nations agreed on a collaborative path forward to limit future global warming to well below 2°C, and strive for 1.5°C in order to protect the most vulnerable.

The program also includes a conversation featuring three tech thinkers, A.I. expert and author, Dr Robert Elliott Smith, author of Webtopia, Peter Lewis and international expert on technology law and policy Julia Powles. And will be hosted by Marc Fennell.

WOMADelaide has been successfully running in Adelaide Botanic park since 1992 and works with Greening Australia to create an eco-friendly festival environment  by organising things like providing reusable cups and diverting 98% of the festival’s waste away from landfill. To find out more about how WOMADelaide protects our environment, click here

What: WOMADelaide Festival 2020

Where: Adelaide Botanic Park

When: Fri, 6 Mar 2020 – Mon, 9 Mar 2020

To Find Out More & To Book Online Click Here