2.30pm – 5pm, 7 June 2017
Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth St Melbourne
After the lunch presentation of the World Environment Day Climate Action Awards, Forum participants will have the opportunity to join other climate management practitioners and experts to discuss the collaboration needed to progress the topics below.
A report back, plenary session will be held after the discussions so that all participants can hear the results of all six workshops.
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Workshop A – The Energy Transition: Electricity and Manufacturing
Amandine Denis-Ryan, Acting CEO and Head of Research, Climateworks Australia
Tony Wood, Energy Program Director, Grattan Institute
This discussion will consider ways to work together to improve efficiency, reduce demand; successfully switch to renewables across the electricity and industry sectors.
Workshop B – The Energy Transition: Transport and Building
Antony Sprigg, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Sustainability Council Australia
Eli Court, Implementation Manager, Climateworks Australia
This discussion will consider ways to work together to improve efficiency, reduce demand; successfully switch to renewables across the transport and building sectors.
Workshop C – Managing our land
Dr Sarah Boulter, Research Fellow, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
Adam Beaumont, Asia Pacific Regional Director (Interim), FSC International
With almost a quarter of global emissions coming from agriculture and deforestation, what collaboration is needed to ensure sustainable capture of carbon and protection of carbon sinks; how do we reduce agricultural emissions, deforestation and protect biodiversity? How do we adapt management to build opportunities for co-benefits?
Workshop D – Resourcing the change: building capacity for a low carbon future
Peter Castellas, CEO, Carbon Market Institute
Emily Gerrard, Co-head Climate Change Group, Allens
Join this group to discuss how people, skills and markets can help achieve emissions reductions and the Paris Agreement commitments
Workshop E – Mobilising the Community
Dominique La Fontaine, Executive Officer, South East Councils Climate Change Alliance
A second Chair will be announced soon
How can we best work together to enhance understanding; develop and maintain motivation; improve incentives; remove impediments and provide leadership?
Workshop F – Building strong climate cities
Maree Grenfell, Resilient Melbourne Delivery Manager, City of Melbourne
Michael Nolan, Chair, UN Global Compact Cities Programme
We all need to play a role in creating resilience to climate change in our cities and regions – how can we protect and promote community health, safety and amenity; biodiversity; the economy; agriculture and migration.