Conservation Council ACT Region

Thursday, 25 February 2016 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
ANU College of Business & Economics, Building 26c, Kingsley Street, Canberra

The first of our 2016 environment exchange events will explore climate policy in the ACT. Join leading climate scientist Prof Will Steffen and local experts to find out what Canberra can do next on climate change. With a new global climate deal, and cities and regions committing to 100% renewable energy, it's time to prepare for climate change and reach zero emissions fast.

This summer saw serious bushfires and floods across Australia, and severe storms battering the Canberra region as 2015 went down as the hottest year on record. Climate change is affecting us now. Climate change solutions have never been more urgent, with the UN climate agreement made in Paris in December an important step forward. 2016 is our opportunity to turn it around. Canberra has a powerful role to play. Our policies to reduce emissions by investing in clean energy and energy efficiency have been working. We’ve helped inspire world leaders as local scale action has shown that climate policy works. So what exactly do we need to do next?

What: Forum with expert speakers, Q&A and opportunities to get involved to secure strong climate action in Canberra. Lunch is provided.

Who: Prof Will Steffen, leading climate scientist , ACT Environment and Planning Directorate Speaker & Phoebe Howe, Conservation Council ACT Region

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