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Public event: Role of the private sector: fresh perspectives in the climate discussion

July 10, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Join Climates in welcoming this panel moderated by Bank Australia’s Victoria McKenzie-McHarg.

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Networking event 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Join us from 5:30pm for complimentary carbon neutral Ross Hill Wines, Red Hill Brewery beer and refreshments at this pre-panel networking event. This will give you the chance to connect with people from diverse work backgrounds and disciplines, all of who have a shared concern for climate change and the role of the private sector in ensuring our society avoids the worst impacts.

Panel discussion 6:30pm – 8:00pm

The landmark Paris Agreement sets out the objective for advanced economies to shift towards net-zero emissions by the second half of this century. Few national and subnational governments have prioritised establishing the policy architecture required to meet this challenge, demonstrating a varying sense of urgency. Can we rely on the private sector to drive the scale of change we need in the absence of policy that is stable and effective? Whether driven by profit or altruism, environmental leaders are emerging in many industries – do they have what it takes?

This event will explore the ways private sector leaders are redefining the way their industries do business, in line with the net-zero emissions future. The panel will reflect the range of sectors who have made commercial decisions to adopt new practices that are consistent with Paris Agreement commitments.

**We want to ensure price does not exclude people from this important discussion. If you seek concession pricing for yourself or a group, please contact panels@climates.org.au briefly outlining your circumstances, thanks.*


Copland Theatre
162 Berkley St
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia
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