Upcoming event: Journey to a net zero world…
Can you imagine a net zero emissions world? What does it look like? And how do we get there by 2050?
To achieve the Paris Climate Agreement commitments and have a chance of keeping global temperature rise below 2°C, we basically need to achieve ‘net zero’ emissions globally by 2050. So it’s not surprising that we’re seeing a huge increase in interest in the net zero concept – from defining emissions reduction pathways through to setting science-based targets and organisational carbon neutral commitments.
But what does net zero really mean? What are our state and local governments doing to reduce their fair share of emissions? How is the Australian private sector taking on the challenge to stay ahead of the game and remain competitive? And what steps can individual organisations take to start the journey to net zero?
Come and join us for a drink, a snack and a lively discussion about these questions. Expect interesting insights from both the public and private sector and some good examples on how the net zero concept can be translated into action.
Who will be there? The following panellists will share with you their insights on their work towards net zero emissions:
- Michael Wheelahan – Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
- Sarah Reid – Fishermans Bend Taskforce
- Theo Comino – AGL Energy
- Charlie Knaggs – Point Advisory
What will we talk about? We will create a forum for both government and private sector attendees to discuss the transition to a net zero economy. Our panellists will discuss:
- Victoria’s legislated net zero target and the Climate Change Act 2017
- how they are taking on the challenge and putting measures in place to contribute their fair share to reach net zero
- the main barriers and challenges faced
- key lessons learnt as they act on their commitments.
We’re expecting an interactive discussion, and will allow plenty of time for networking and continuing the conversation over a glass of wine.
Event details: The event will be held at Point Advisory’s offices in Melbourne’s CBD from 5pm to 7.30pm on Thursday 19 April. Drinks and nibbles provided.