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National Forum: Engaging Citizens in Transitions to Low-Carbon Living

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Engineers Australia - Victoria Division

600 Bourke Street

Level 31

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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We have the technology & expertise available to achieve significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from the built environment. However, issues such as perceived lack of demand for low carbon solutions, lack of public and business awareness of potential benefits, and a disorganized evidence-base are impeding the implementation of low-carbon solutions. How can policy makers overcome such barriers and more effectively engage citizens in transitions to low-carbon and sustainable urban living?

Facilitated by award-winning Australian environmentalist, Tania Ha, this forum will present the latest research and tools from the CRC-LCL, partners and collaborators that address these issues. It will provide an interactive discussion about new opportunities for businesses, communities and individuals to be engaged and empowered to transition to low-carbon behaviours and practices. It will offer policy makers insights into goals and governance, community engagement, media and technology, and the evidence, education and innovation opportunities for supporting the urban transitions necessary to achieve our climate and sustainable development goals.

Esteemed panelists include:

  • Professor Jane Farmer, Director Swinburne Institute for Social Innovation

  • Professor Peter Newton, Swinburne Centre for Urban Transitions

  • Dr Leonie Walsh, Former Victorian Chief Scientist

  • Professor Mark Burry, Director Swinburne Smart Cities Research Institute

The insights and ideas shared and generated at this forum will be documented and developed into a discussion paper for policy makers on recommendations for better engaging citizens in transitions to low carbon living.


We would be delighted if you could join us. Coffee & tea on arrival, lunch will be provided.

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Engineers Australia - Victoria Division

600 Bourke Street

Level 31

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

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