AUSTRALIA DECLARES

SHAPING AUSTRALIA’S
EMERGENCY RESPONSE

14-15 FEBRUARY 2020
BREAKOUT SESSION

Day 2

12:00 – 1:00PM
MAIN STAGE l LEVEL 1

HOW TO REVERSE GLOBAL WARMING

PART ONE: THE NATIONAL DECARBONISATION ROLLOUT

Our climate is already dangerously hot, releasing further emissions is not going to solve the climate crisis. With no time to lose, how fast can Australia make its emergency transition to a zero emissions economy?

Oliver Yates – Former CEO, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
Vanessa PetrieCEO, Beyond Zero Emissions
Qiao Nan HanVice President Maoneng Group
Brendan Condon – Zero Carbon Business Investor
Thomas King CEO, Food Frontier

Moderated by Bernie Hobbs – Science Communicator & Journalist



SESSION

SPEAKERS

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Brendan

Condon

“We already have the tools and technologies to design and build energy efficient houses, neighbourhoods and indeed whole cities that are net zero carbon, fossil fuel free, with a fraction of the running costs of current practice.“
INVESTMENT & INNOVATION

Brendan Condon


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Vanessa

Petrie

“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

Vanessa Petrie


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Oliver

Yates

“Citizens must act now and hold governments and complicit ministers accountable for their failure to enact policies that could avoid unnecessary risk.“
POLICY & INNOVATION

Oliver Yates


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Thomas

King

“Agriculture is the greatest source of emissions in Australia after the energy sector. Changing the way we produce and consume food – especially our protein supply – is critical to addressing the climate emergency.”
RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Thomas King


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Qiao Nan

Han

“If we want to truly accelerate Australia’s transition to renewable energy, we need a more resilient grid with simpler and more transparent means to connect – and this will all require bipartisan support.”
ENERGY & INNOVATION

Qiao Nan Han


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Bernie

Hobbs

“Climate change isn’t going anywhere – this is such a complex beast of a problem that we need our best minds working on ways to model scenarios, reduce emissions, and mitigate the climate effects our living world is already facing.“
SCIENCE & MEDIA

Bernie Hobbs