The Climate Apology
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The Climate Apology

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About the Book

The Climate Apology is a powerful tool in assisting us to reconcile our fears of climate breakdown and the uncertainties it threatens with the excuses we make to avoid doing what we can as citizens, consumers, professionals and loved ones. It is based on the proven effectiveness of acknowledging actions that have caused harm, however inadvertently, and for taking steps to make amends and demonstrate commitment to healing and reparation. It draws on extensive research on climate behavioural psychology, theories of systems and internal family systems thinking, and ancient philosophies to ensure meaningful dialogues and actions can be undertaken by individuals and collectively so that together we can say we've got this.

About the Author

Louise Rapaud
Louise Rapaud

Louise Abbott Rapaud is a social worker with a Master’s Degree in International Social Development from UNSW, Australia. She spent 16 years working in various roles with people affected by war for the Australian Red Cross, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Swiss Federal Office for Migration. Since 2021, she has been researching and developing The Climate Apology as tool to shift mindsets and lifestyles towards sufficiency. It’s a passion project that will grow through collaboration with others.

Table of Contents

    • The Symbol
    • The Political Apology
    • Introduction
    • Acknowledging
    • Admitting
    • Amending & Conclusion: an apologia for The Climate Apology

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