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MEDIA ALERT: Climate Council and sports stars to launch new fossil fuel-free sponsorship code Wednesday, May 31

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What: High profile artists, climate experts and former WA Premier Carmen Lawrence will attend a press conference in Perth on Wednesday to launch a new Code to remove fossil fuel sponsorships from sports and arts in Australia. 

They will also launch the Climate Council’s new report, “Calling Time: How to Remove Fossil Fuel Sponsorships From Sports, Arts and Events", developed with Edith Cowan University.

When: 11.30 am AWST, Wednesday, 31 May 2023
Where: The Local Hotel, in the Garage, 282 South Terrace, South Fremantle WA 6162

Talent: speakers at the press conference will include:

  • Ballardong Noongar man Desmond Blurton, a painter and didgeridoo player
  • Former WA Premier Carmen Lawrence
  • Climate Council councillor, Australian Renewable Energy Agency Chair and former CEO of BP Australasia, Greg Bourne
  • Edith Cowan University professor and report co-author, Professor Sophia Nimphius

For interviews please contact George Hyde on 0431 330 919 (in Perth) or Dylan Quinnell on 0450 668 350 (in Melbourne)

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