You should never give up hope when it comes to protecting and restoring our damaged planet, says lifelong environmental activist Christine Milne. Having been on the front lines of several major wins for the planet, Christine reminds all of us, and particularly young people, that there are reasons to be optimistic about the environment.
As the United Nation’s Decade for Ecological Restoration (2021-2030) commences, Christine shares the story of Lake Pedder. A pristine alpine lake flooded in 1972 to create a hydroelectric impoundment after the campaign to save it was lost. Fifty years later, it is a prime candidate for ecological restoration —a beacon of hope and a future success story in the making.
“TEDxIdeaChallenge” Christine Milne is an environmental activist who has spent her life campaigning in the community and in politics for Nature and the planet.
Former Vice President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), former leader of the Australian Green Party and Global Greens Ambassador, Christine took up the role of Co-Convenor of the Lake Pedder Restoration Committee in the lead up the United Nations Decade of Ecological Restoration (2021-2030) to campaign for an agreement by the summer of 2021-22, to restore Lake Pedder and surrounding environs. Christine is also currently an ambassador for the Australian Invasive Species Council; Patron of the Australian Smart Energy Council; Board member of Bob Brown Foundation and The Climate Mobilization (US) and an advisory board member to the US-based Climate Accountability Institute, Solar Heads of State and The Borneo Project.