Darebin Climate Forum: Towards Zero Emissions
Join us for the Darebin Climate Forum in recognition of World Environment Day to hear from a panel of prominent climate change experts. Discussion will focus on the current climate situation, why we should be taking action, and what local governments and other government bodies as well as individuals can do to address climate change.
If you would like to stay informed about climate change, and be inspired to take action on this critical issue then please come along and be part of the conversation.
The speakers will be:
Associate Professor Peter Christoff
Peter is a political scientist and Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at Melbourne University, where he teaches climate and environmental policy. He is a Board member of the Australian Conservation Foundation and was its Vice President for 8 years. His recent publications include the books 'Four Degrees of Global Warming: Australia in a hot world' and 'Globalization and the Environment' (with Prof. Robyn Eckersley).
Nicky is a Senior Research Consultant at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology, Sydney. She is an expert in community energy, specialising in energy policy and governance and renewable energy. She was involved in the recently released Homegrown Power Plan, a joint project between GetUp! and Solar Citizens which offers a blueprint for how Australia can achieve 100% renewable energy by 2030.
Dr Lauren Rickards
Lauren is a Senior Lecturer at RMIT University in the field of Sustainability and Urban Planning. She is also the co-leader of the RMIT Centre for Urban Studies Climate Change and Resilience research program.
This is a Darebin Council initiatives to support its commitment to reaching carbon neutrality by 2020.
This is a FREE event. Light refreshments will be provided.
What are my sustainable transport options to get to the event?
- Bicycle - there is lots of bike parking outside the venue.
- Tram - catch tram 86 to stop 31.
- Train - catch the South Morang line to Merri Station and walk 5 minutes.
- Bus - catch the 567 bus from Preston, Thornbury or Fairfield to the corner of Bastings and High streets.