AUSTRALIA DECLARES

SHAPING AUSTRALIA’S
EMERGENCY RESPONSE

14-15 FEBRUARY 2020
BREAKOUT SESSION

Day 1

3:20PM – 4:30PM
YARRA ROOM l LEVEL 2

BELOW ZERO EMISSION COMMUNITIES

LOCALS GETTING ON WITH THE JOB

Despite the lack of national leadership, local communities around the country are gearing up to rapidly decarbonise our cities and communities. Hear from local leaders on how to get ahead of the pack and accelerate  the rapid below-zero transition.

Lambros Tapinos – Mayor of Moreland City Council
Taryn Lane – Community Energy Manager, Hepburn Wind
Alison Rowe
– CEO of Australian Energy Foundation
Anumitra Mirti – Section Manager Environmental Strategies Central Coast Council

Moderated by Dominique Hes – Principle Researcher Beyond Zero Emissions


SESSION

PRESENTED BY


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SESSION

SPEAKERS

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Lambros

Tapinos

“We know we live in a climate emergency and need to lead our residents and business community to take action.“
GOVERNMENT & POLICY

Lambros Tapinos


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Taryn

Lane

“Regional communities like mine — Victoria’s Hepburn Shire — are on the climate change frontline and increasingly in a precarious position that is set to get worse unless we take urgent, decisive action.“
ENERGY & COMMUNITY

Taryn Lane


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Alison

Rowe

“We have the most opportunity geographically in terms of our space, in terms of our uninhibited land but we could actually be driving the revolution across the world when it comes to energy. We need to do that in a different way than we have been doing.”
SOCIAL CHANGE & ADVOCACY

Alison Rowe


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Anumitra

Mirti

“I feel hopeful that the collective voice about the climate emergency is beginning to be heard and that Australians have the opportunity to significantly contribute to climate emergency level actions now.“
POLICY & HEALTH

Anumitra Mirti


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Dominique

Hes

“Increasing our climate ambition and investing in new, clean industries will benefit Australian workers, businesses, and communities. This is an opportunity we shouldn’t miss.”
INNOVATION & RESEARCH

Dominique Hes