Brotherhood Lunchtime Seminar:
Justice and Climate Transitions

The Research & Policy Centre at the Brotherhood of St Laurence is delighted to invite you to attend our 11 April session of Brotherhood Talks.


Professor Jeremy Moss - Professor of Political Philosophy and Co-Director of the Practical Justice Initiative at UNSW, where he leads the Climate Justice Research Program.
Recipient of the Eureka Prize for Ethics, the Australasia Association of Philosophy Media Prize and several Australian Research Council Grants (recently Ethics, Responsibility and the Carbon Budget, with researchers from Adelaide, ANU and Oxford). He chaired the UNESCO working group on Climate Ethics and Energy Security. 
Books include Reassessing Egalitarianism, Climate Change and Social Justice and Climate Change and Justice. Recent publications include: ‘The Morality of Divestment’, Law and Policy, July 2017; ‘Mining and Morality’, Australian Journal of Political Science, Vol 51 No 3, 2016; ‘Going It Alone: Cities and States for Climate Action’, Ethics, Policy and Environment’, 12/2/18.
Moderated by Damian Sullivan - Senior Manager Energy, Equity and Climate Change at the Brotherhood of St Laurence.  


To avoid dangerous climate change, the world must drastically cut its greenhouse gases emissions. This transition will be costly and disruptive – who benefits and who is burdened will depend on the choices we make and the paths we take. Professor Moss argues for a concrete framework to assess impacts and guide choices. This discussion will explore:

  • Why a fair approach to climate transitions is critical
  • How justice concerns influence the shape, speed and extent of the transition that will be required
  • Key challenges and tensions - domestically and in Australia’s relationship with the world
  • A framework for assessing the justice of transitions and identifying opportunities for climate transitions to reduce inequalities


Thursday 11 April


12-1, but please stay around for a light lunch and chat immediately afterwards.


The forum is free. A voluntary contribution (up to $5) is most welcome to contribute to lunch costs.


Father Tucker's Room, Brotherhood of St Laurence Head Office, 67 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.

RSVP and questions

Please RSVP to attend this event for seating and catering purposes.
Replies and queries to jdouglas(at) or (03) 9483 1364.
All welcome.
Please advise if any accessibility adjustments would help support your attendance.

 ** Our earlier advertised session for April - Aspirations, Talent and Opportunities: disrupting the welfarised approach to working with young people - will now run in May **

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

Find out more about the work of the Brotherhood
Australian Aboriginal flag, a yellow circle on two horizontal black and red stripes

The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

Torres Strait Islander flag, an icon of a traditional headdress on blue, black and green stripes