“It has never been more important to equip our next generation with an understanding of sustainability, environment and our changing climate.”

… said, SA Environment Minister Ian Hunter, opening the 2016 AAEE National Conference in Adelaide. Not quite tweetable, but would you have preferred the other “quotes attributable” to the Minister?

South Australia has a proud legacy of promoting long-term sustainability through education.

As the extreme weather events in South Australia over the past week have shown, it will be the next generation who have to increasingly grapple with the harsh extremities of global warming.

Or, as Bob Stevenson raised in response to a research panel on these topics at the conference, What about the equipping and responsibilities of the current generation, particularly if a legacy is to stand up to scrutiny – as well as that of those in politics and with power?

Source: Minister for Sustainability, Environment & Conservation, Government of South Australia

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