Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 17:30
Anna Skarbek, ClimateWorks Australia & Peter Steel, AECOM
John Connell Auditorium, 21 Bedford Street, North Melbourne
How Australia Can Thrive in a Low Carbon World - Andy Jones, ClimateWorks Australia
Australia is a participant in The 2050 Deep Decarbonisation Pathways Project - an international project involving thirteen countries which collectively account for 75% of global emissions. Each participant is examining possibilities for deep decarbonisation strategies within its own national context. These will aggregated to form a global approach with the aim of limiting global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius. ClimateWorks Australia in conjunction with The Monash Suatainability Institute and the ANU is the Australian participant in the project.
Andy Jones joined ClimateWorks in January 2014 and is currently managing the Deep Decarbonisation Pathways Project. Previously, Andy was project managing inclusive business opportunities for Indonesian communities and corporates at Business for Millennium Development. Prior to this, Andy held an executive position as Director of Sustainability at Amcor Ltd, where he was responsible for developing and implementing their global sustainability strategy. Andy's experience also extends to climate change policy in his role as a Senior Policy Advisor for the Victorian Government. It was during his tenure for the Department of State Development and Business Innovation that he contributed to Federal Treasury modelling for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.
Local Government responses in adapting to climate change - Liz Johnstone, Planning Institute of Australia
Liz Johnstone from the Planning Institute of Australia discussed planning issues around climate change adaptation and some local government responses using examples including the Port Phillip Bay Coastal Adaptation Decision Pathways Project.