Dr Joëlle Gergis is an award-winning climate scientist and author based at the Australian National University. She served as a lead author on the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on the Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report – a global, state-of-the art review of climate change science. Her writing has appeared in The Monthly, The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Griffith Review, Harper’s Bazaar and The Conversation. She has also contributed chapters to The Climate Book by Greta Thunberg, and Not Too Late edited by Rebecca Solnit. Joëlle is the author of Sunburnt Country: The future and history of climate change in Australia. Her latest book is Humanity’s Moment: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope.
Ashley Hay is an award-winning novelist and essayist whose work includes The Railwayman’s Wife, A Hundred Small Lessons and Gum: The Story of Eucalypts and Their Champions. A former editor of Griffith Review, she also works as a mentor and facilitator, and as editorial consultant for the Climate Justice Observatory.
Coen is an early career environmental scientist interested in Indigenous sciences, ecological physiology, and conservation. Coen is a trawlwoolway pakana through the Briggs, Hearps family. Coen is interested in environmental rights-based discourse and respect for Indigenous sovereignty and knowledges in the sciences, especially surrounding the colonial ways that scientists engage with the environment on stolen lands.
Philip Mulvey is a soil and landscape scientist, businessman and entrepreneur. For over forty years’ he has been working to restore and rehabilitate all types of degraded land in different climate zones around the world. He is the CEO of EESI Group and Carbon Count, companies that focus on environmental management and landscape restoration. His work has given him a unique insight into how land captures, processes and exports heat and how water cycles are disrupted and how they can be restored. Phil is a co-author of Ground Breaking: Soil Security and Climate Change.
Freya is a regulatory lawyer and environmental enthusiast. In 2017 she won the National Civil Justice Award for championing the rights of Timorese seaweed farmers in the Montara Oil Spill class action. Freya advocates for soil and landscape regulation and agricultural reform; essential and complementary climate mitigation tools. Freya is a co-author of Ground Breaking: Soil Security and Climate Change.