Transitioning Built Environment to Zero Net Emissions by 2050

Sun, 2019-04-14 12:27 -- 104096
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 17:30
Drushti Chandarana, Professor Sujeeva Setunge, Michael Li
Engineers Australia, level 31, 600 Bourke Street Melbourne
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This event explores emissions from infrastructure materials and how we might transition the sector to net zero emissions by 2050.

Built infrastructure transitions to net zero emissions by 2050 to meet a 2 degree centigrade target require major changes to material use. The initial speaker will provide updates on climate change issues and policies, followed by two speakers with substantial research experience who will focus on likely construction material and process changes for an orderly transition to meet the 2050 target.

Attendees will gain an understanding of engineering opportunities to show leadership and innovation in contributing to more sustainable built infrastructure, while assisting in driving practice changes to meet climate targets.

Drushti Chandarana - Policy Officer at DELWP in in the Energy Demand and Efficiency Policy branch.

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Professor Sujeeva Setunge - Deputy Dean for research and innovation for the school of Engineering at RMIT University. Leads research into transformation of recycled waste in to Engineered materials and also tools for sustainable management of infrastructure for optimised life cycle performance.

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Michael Li - Senior Project Manager (Cities & Policy) at ClimateWorks Australia. He delivers independent, evidence-based advice on reducing carbon emissions from cities, encompassing buildings, infrastructure, transport and energy sectors.

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