The Climate Collaboration Forum

Climate Management Workshops

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 had 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 was held after the discussions so that all participants could hear the results of all six workshops.

Workshop A – The Energy Transition: Electricity and Manufacturing

This discussion considered ways to work together to improve efficiency, reduce demand; successfully switch to renewables across the electricity and industry sectors.


Amandine Denis-Ryan

Amandine Denis-Ryan, Acting CEO and Head of Research, Climateworks Australia


Tony Wood, Energy Program Director, Grattan Institute


Steve Lennon, Sustainability and Climate Change specialist; UNAA WA President


Workshop B – The Energy Transition: Transport and Building

This discussion considered ways to work together to improve efficiency, reduce demand; successfully switch to renewables across the transport and building sectors.


Antony Sprigg

Antony Sprigg, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Sustainability Council Australia

Eli Court

Eli Court, Implementation Manager, Climateworks Australia

Rebecca Jinks, Senior Sustainability Consultant, Cushman & Wakefield; UNAAV Young Professionals Co-Convenor


Workshop C – Managing our land

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?


SarahBoulter (3)

Sarah Boulter, Research Fellow, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility


Headshot Adam, FSC - May 2016

Adam Beaumont, Asia Pacific Regional Director (Interim), FSC International


Graham Hunter, Coordinator, UNAA Climate Collaboration Program


Workshop D – Resourcing the change: building capacity for a low carbon future

This group discussed how people, skills and markets can help achieve emissions reductions and the Paris Agreement commitments


Peter Castellas

Peter Castellas, CEO, Carbon Market Institute

Emily Gerrard preferred

Emily Gerrard, Co-head Climate Change Group, Allens


Warwick Peel, Chief Executive Officer – Startup Boardroom, UNAA Victoria Board member


Workshop E – Mobilising the Community

How can we best work together to enhance understanding; develop and maintain motivation; improve incentives; remove impediments and provide leadership?


Dominique La Fontaine

Dominique La Fontaine, Executive Officer, South East Councils Climate Change Alliance

Heather Campbell

Heather Campbell, Chair, Sustainability Victoria


Imogen Jubb, Zero Carbon Communities Manager, Beyond Zero Emissions


Workshop F – Building strong climate cities

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.


Maree Grenfell

Maree Grenfell, Resilient Melbourne Delivery Manager, City of Melbourne

Michael Nolan

Michael Nolan, Chair, UN Global Compact Cities Programme


Dr Michael Henry AM, Managing Director, The Strategy Shop; UNAA Victoria President,