Can we be our own climate change heroes? | Antonio Mozqueira | TEDxCanberra

Can we be our own climate change heroes? | Antonio Mozqueira | TEDxCanberra



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Who is responsible for taking action on climate change? Whose problem is it to fix? In this talk, climate change policy expert Antonio Mozqueira draws on his many years of experience in the sector to challenge us to be our own heroes on the challenge we face. Dedicating his talk to our children, he argues that the problem is not someone else’s to fix, but ours, and suggests steps we can all take to leave a positive legacy. Antonio is a Senior Manager in Climate Change Policy in the ACT Government who has been responsible for developing and delivering policy to mitigate and adapt to the warming and drying climate.

Originally from Mexico, Antonio has a degree in Oceanography and an MSc in Bioresources from Mie University in Japan. He has worked in diverse fields such as marine fisheries, aquaculture, marine science program management, and as the Director of the Office of the Chief Scientist for Australia. Antonio’s passion is in bringing people together to work in the science, policy and community engagement interface. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at