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Panel Discussion: Eco-friendly Tourism
Wed. 12 October 2016, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm AEST
The United Nations Association of Australia Young Professionals (UNYP) are happy to invite you to our next big event of the year!
Join us for a new UNYP panel discussion with some of Queensland's leading industry experts who'll talk about the impacts of traditional tourism on the environment and explore alternatives such as ecotourism! Don't miss this opportunity to get involved with this debate centered on the Oceanic region. There will be an interactive session involving a game, question and answer time, as well as networking opportunities with our speakers afterwards.
Dr Donnell Davis currently serves as Queensland’s President of the United Nations Association of Australia. Besides being our current President, she has also worked with the UN Habitat division for 9 years as a CSO caucus spokesperson. She is also the director of several climate sensitive companies such as Greening the Boardroom, Envirobusiness and Urban Climate Governance. Recently, she joined the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency which is a joint venture between UNEP, WRI, and UDEP. Due to exception involvement in environmental causes she is now one of Brisbane's leading environmentalists.
Professor Patrick Nunn is both a Geography lecturer and Associate Director of the Sustainability Research Centre at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Professor Nunn has deep knowledge of the oceanic region’s environmental and climate issues thanks to his 25 years at the University of the South Pacific where he was appointed as Pro-Vice Chancellor and Professor of Oceanic Geoscience. He is a passionate speaker and a strong advocate for climate change.
Mr Steve MacDonald previously served as the Regional Director of the NSW Department of Lands for almost ten years before becoming the Director of Resource and Landscape Planning at the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning for eight years. In addition, he is a spokesperson for the Redlands Community, where his voice as well as support for environmental concerns and sustainability are one of a kind.
UNYP members pay $10.
Non-members pay $20.
Membership and ticket $30.
** If you missed the opportunity to become a member during our last event, we have renewed our special offer to purchase membership and a ticket for only $30!**
Be ready to get involved in this panel discussion, and join us on the 12th October, at the Webb Centre (5 min walk from the South Bank Station)!