Beyond Zero Emissions â€“ Discussion Group – Monday, 5th May 2008 â€“ 6.30-8.30pm
First Floor, 24-26 Hope Street, Brunswick
‘Transition to a Zero Carbon Future’, is our monthly discussion group focusing on the important task of developing real solutions to climate change in the Australian context.
The first discussion group, which focussed on the Victoria’s stationary energy sector, was a great success. This group is about moving beyond generalised calls for action on climate change, to examining real solutions, that are available now and the policy settings required to implement them. Our next discussion group will be focusing on the transport sector. We are very excited to announce that Dr Patrick Moriarty has agreed to address the group at our next meeting on Monday, 5th May.
Dr Patrick Moriarty is a leading academic and researcher in the field of Civil and Mechanical Engineering. He is currently Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Monash Universty. Over a thirty six year career he has researched and published widely in leading journals in Australia and overseas. His main research interests have included urban land use, transport and energy issues. An important part of his research has been the climate change implications of different fuels/energy sources for transport and electricity generation. He is also particularly interested in the limits of technological changes and efficiencies in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector, as opposed to behavioral changes or social efficiency measures. He has been actively involved in urban environment movements particularly in relation to proposed rail closures and urban freeway building. He has made, and continues to make a major contribution to debate around our transport future.
To assist us to provide adequate seating etc, please RSVP by 30th April to Mark Ogge
Email: mark @beyondzeroemissions.org
Ph: 0421 272 884