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INNOVATION & RESEARCH

Vanessa Petrie

Vanessa Petrie is the CEO of Beyond Zero Emissions.

Well known for being a collaborator, Vanessa brings people, knowledge and ideas together to spark the change we need in a zero carbon world. She has extensive experience leading policy, strategy and infrastructure planning, and specialises in sustainability.

Vanessa joined Beyond Zero Emissions in early 2017, and in that time has partnered with her team to successfully launch Rethinking Cement, Electrifying Industry, The 10 Gigawatt Vision, Zero Carbon Communities Guide and the 2018 Australian Local Government Climate Review.

Prior to joining BZE, Vanessa worked in diverse roles across local and State Government.

Vanessa is a Board Director of the Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource Recovery Group, and a committee member of Climate Emergency Darebin and Keon Park Kindergarten. She has a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering from RMIT and a Master of Environment from Melbourne University.


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“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.”


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The National Climate Emergency Summit will convene practitioners, advocates, governments, youth leaders and industry innovators to unpack what a climate emergency response could look like at local, national, and global levels.



PROGRAM

Themes

Four strategic priorities will steer the Summit Program, presenting a focused conference program of plenary and breakout sessions.

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