INNOVATIVE ARTS-BASED PATHWAYS TO ENERGY JUSTICE WITH AUSTRALIAN FIRST NATIONS
Catherine Joyce, Vicki Saunders, Veronica Matthews
A key aim of our work program is to empower communities to drive climate solutions including local clean energy initiatives. For Aboriginal communities in Central Australia, energy insecurity and extreme heat are priority issues. Recent Australian Government policy designed to substantially increase the nations share of renewable energy will prolong energy inequities if new approaches are not adopted. The impending renewable energy transition will require genuine partnerships with communities to identify opportunities for engagement and maximise benefit. We will develop innovative arts-based approaches to highlight historical and contemporary energy injustices and construct equitable frameworks for meaningful participation in energy transitions.
Innovative Arts-based Pathways to Energy Justice with Australian First Nations – November 2022 Presentation
Our project is focused on innovate pathways to energy justice with Australian First Nations communities. Energy justice is a priority issue for Aboriginal communities experiencing heatwaves of increasing intensity and duration due to climate change.
About the Team
Catherine Joyce is a PhD student researching policy and systems which enable equitable energy access and energy justice in off-grid and remote communities.
Vicki Saunders (Gunggari woman; research fellow, Jawun Research Centre, Central Queensland University) uses poetic and creative listening approaches to engage with the tensions of cross-cultural health research. For more information, visit www.listeningtocountry.com
Veronica Matthews (Quandamooka, Lead CRE-STRIDE, University of Sydney) works on improving First Nations holistic health care systems (including social, cultural and environmental determinants) through quality improvement, systems-thinking and community-based participatory research.