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Expression of Interest for Ministerial Reference Council for Climate Change Adaptation – due by 10 December

Posted in Policies, Research, Seeking by Ferne Edwards on December 3rd, 2007

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – Ministerial Reference Council for Climate Change Adaptation

The Victorian Government is calling for expressions of interest for the inaugural appointment of the Chairperson and members of the Ministerial Reference Council for Climate Change Adaptation.

The Reference Council is responsible to the Minister for Environment and Climate Change, the Hon. Gavin Jennings MLC and operates under Ministerial Terms of Reference (attached below). Its primary responsibility is to provide independent advice to the Minister on the broad and strategic issues involved with adaptation to climate change across all of Victoria and in key natural, economic and social sectors.

The Reference Council will advise on research and policy options in relation to climate change across sectors including:
the range of natural resources
human health
business development
economics and finance
urban and regional planning
social justice and social change.

Applicants should possess appropriate experience and professional skills in one or more specific areas including:
climate change
human health impacts
relevant industry sectors (e.g. primary production, manufacturing)
finance (e.g. insurance)
education / research
economics and social sciences
natural resource management
urban planning / architecture.

The Chairperson should be able to demonstrate good leadership ability and previous experience on similar bodies would be looked upon favourably.

The Reference Council will meet approximately four times a year, although sub-committees of the Reference Council will meet when necessary. Members will be appointed for a period of up to four years. Subject to eligibility, candidates will be entitled to receive remuneration and reimbursement of expenses for their service.

An information kit can be obtained via the Department of Sustainability and Environment website under “Whats New” or by contacting Leanne Coughlin 03 9637 8698 or via email leanne.coughlin

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that the diversity of our Councils represents the diversity of our communities. Women, indigenous persons, people with a disability, young persons and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

All inquiries should be directed to:
Leanne Coughlin on (03) 9637 8698 or email leanne.coughlin
or Ian Mansergh on (03) 9637 8185 or email ian.mansergh

Please send Expressions of Interest marked ‘Private and Confidential to:
Fiona Williams, Executive Director, Environmental Policy and Climate Change, Department of Sustainability and Environment, PO Box 500, East Melbourne 3002, via e-mail to fiona.williams or via fax to (03) 9637 8115.

Expressions of Interest close Monday 10 December 2007.

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