AUSTRALIA DECLARES

SHAPING AUSTRALIA’S
EMERGENCY RESPONSE

14-15 FEBRUARY 2020
BREAKOUT SESSION

Day 2

3:20PM – 4:30PM
MAIN STAGE l LEVEL 1

HOW TO REVERSE GLOBAL WARMING

PART TWO: DRAWDOWN & THE COOLING CONUNDRUM

Our climate is already dangerously hot. Turning this around will take not only the rapid elimination of greenhouse emissions, but will also require drawing a vast amount of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere as fast as humanly possible, starting now. What would the race to rollout negative emissions at national level look like for a below zero Australia?

Biological Systems

Unearthing the potential for biological systems to deliver the drawdown at scale and speed to achieve safe climate conditions

Joe HerbertsonDirector of The Crucible Group & Conjoint Professor, University of Newcastle
Kate Dooley Research Fellow and Lecturer at Melbourne University
Peter MaCreadieDirector of Deakin’s Blue Carbon Lab
Tony RinaudoNatural Resources Management Specialist, World Vision

Moderated by Natasha Mitchell – Radio National presenter



SESSION

SPEAKERS

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Tony

Rinaudo

“A crisis needs to be called out for what it is. No other designation will result in the required concerted corrective action necessary to solve the problem.“
ECOLOGY & RESEARCH

Tony Rinaudo


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Kate

Dooley

“The nexus of the climate and biodiversity crisis shows us that we need a different way of interacting with the Earth, one that is based on a different set of values than material wealth and consumption.“
RESEARCH & POLICY

Kate Dooley


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Peter

Macreadie

“Blue Carbon represents a powerful weapon in the fight against climate change, and, ironically, it capitalises on the same natural process that created fossil fuels in the first place.”
ECOLOGY & RESEARCH

Peter Macreadie


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Joe

Herbertson

“We need innovative and value-creating ways to balance carbon cycles within industry and agriculture, but drawdown of elevated CO2 levels is critical if we are to achieve safe climate conditions.”
STRATEGY & INNOVATION

Joe Herbertson