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Carbon, Sustainability and Your Business: Seminar

Posted in Events by Carbon Neutral on June 11th, 2010

This seminar will provide practical information on how effective carbon reduction strategies can lead to cost savings.  It will demonstrate how to leverage environmental action to gain a competitive advantage, outline the business case for sustainability and highlight risks & opportunities for green marketing and “green wash”.  It will cover the impact regulatory schemes such as a carbon price or mandatory reporting will have on your organisation and funding mechanisms and other opportunities available for businesses to prepare themselves.

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The Future of Carbon Trading in Australia: Public Lecture

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on February 10th, 2010

A Melbourne Energy Institute Public Lecture

In the wake of the government vote on the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties at Copenhagen, this seminar will explore the outlook for a carbon trading scheme in Australia and what it will mean for business, individuals, and Australia’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions.

This is a free public lecture and bookings are not necessary. Please arrive early to secure a seat. To register for updates of future Melbourne Energy Institute events please visit our website at:

Speakers: Professor Ross Garnaut, Professor Robyn Eckersley, Kane Thornton

Chair: Don Henry

Panel expert: Dr Jeremy Moss

When: Wednesday 17 February, 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Where: Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, University of Melbourne

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Green jobs – towards decent work in a sustainable, low-carbon world

Posted in Events by Devin Maeztri on April 3rd, 2009

What: Green jobs – towards decent work in a sustainable, low-carbon world
by Peter Poschen, Senior Advisor Sustainable Development and Climate Change, International Labour Organization (ILO)
When: Tuesday 7 April, 12noon-1pm
Where: Brotherhood, 67 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy – Father Tucker’s Room
To RSVP or to join the seminar mailing list please contact Kristine Philipp (kphilipp@

‘Green jobs’ have become something of an emblem of a more sustainable economy and society that aims to preserve the environment for present and future generations and to be more equitable and inclusive of all people and countries. Green jobs hold the promise that human kind will be able to face up to the two defining challenges of the twenty-first century: averting dangerous climate change and environmental degradation and providing decent work and thus the prospect of well-being and dignity for all. This presentation will focus on green jobs for development. The concept of green jobs is even more relevant in the current economic crisis. The major investments made to overcome the crisis can become a unique opportunity to begin the shift towards more sustainable production systems and towards more social justice. Peter Poschen is Senior Advisor, Sustainable Development and Climate Change at the International Labour Organistion. He is currently responsible for the coordination of the ILOs Green Jobs Programme. He was originally trained as a forester and has a PhD on land-use systems in Ethiopia from the University of Freiburg. He has worked on sustainable development in over 20 countries for some 25 years.

Carbon Ecologies Art Exhibition by Richard Thomas

Posted in Events by Devin Maeztri on October 7th, 2008

What: Art Exhibition “Carbon Ecologies” by Richard Thomas
When: 15-17 October 2008/4-7 pm; opening at 6 pm
Where: Carlton Hotel and Studios, 2nd Floor, 193 Bourke Street

Find more information in Richard Thomas’s website.

Can emissions trading save the planet?

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on September 30th, 2008

The Alternative Technology Association and The Australia Institute present: Can emissions trading save the planet? Richard Denniss and Alan Pears will discuss Australia’s looming emissions trading scheme – the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. Theyll look at what emission trading involves, how the proposed cap and trade scheme should work and if it is likely to work. Discover why voluntary contributions like buying greenpower wont contribute to reducing emissions under the proposed scheme. A question and answer session follows the discussion.

When: 6.30pm onwards for a 7pm start, Thursday 9 October
Where: Federation Hall, Victorian College of the Arts, Grant St, Southbank (near St Kilda Rd)
How: Book and pay for your ticket prior to the event via ATA webshop or call Wendy on 03 9631 5407.

Cost: $15, $10 ATA & TAI members (Includes refreshments)

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Could carbon become a new currency?

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on August 27th, 2008

Alternative Technology Association Seminar: Could carbon become a new currency? – Are personal carbon allowances, reminiscent of wartime rations, the way forward?

When: Thursday, 4th September, 2008
Time: 6:15pm onwards for a 6:30pm start
Where: The Banking Chamber theatrette, Ground Floor, KPMG, 147 Collins St, Melbourne. Disabled access via 161 Collins St.
Costs: $15, $10 for ATA members (ATA couples $15). Refreshments provided after the presentation
RSVPs required: Email Wendy Clarke on or ph:(03) 9631 5407

ATAs seminar will explore carbon rationing, which has been examined by the UK Government in their report “A Rough Guide to Individual Carbon Trading” and also supported by George Monbiot in “Heat”. David Spratt, co-author of Climate Code Red, advocates personal carbon allowances as the most fair and equitable means of rapidly reducing carbon emissions. David will look at the science relating to global warming and why greenhouse emissions would be best controlled by personal carbon allowances.
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Brendan Mackey to speak on forests and climate change

Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on August 27th, 2008

Title: Transition to a Zero Carbon Future Discussion Group

Topic: Forests as a solution to climate change

Description: Monthly discussion group hosted by Beyond Zero Emissions focusing on solutions to climate change. This month, we will be joined by world leading ecologist & research scientist, Professor Brendan Mackey.

A new ANU study has found wild untouched forests store 60% more carbon than plantation forests. The ‘Green Carbon’ report says untouched forests store three times more carbon dioxide than previously estimated by the IPCC and the Kyoto Protocol. This makes forests all the more critical in the fight against climate change. Co-author of the report, Professor Brendan Mackey, will speak about the role of forests on climate change. Professor Mackey is the Director of the Wild Country Research and Policy Hub at ANU.

“Protecting the carbon in Australia’s and the world’s natural forests is no longer an option – it is a necessity. If natural forests continue to be cleared and degraded then the C02 released will significantly increase concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The carbon stored in natural forests is a larger and more reliable stock than the carbon stored in commercially logged forests and plantations.” – Professor Mackey

Event location: 2nd Floor, Kindness House, 288 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Time: 6.30 – 8:30 pm, Monday 1st September 2008

If you arrive late and have trouble getting in, please call 0421 272 884, and we will come down and meet you
Cost and payment methods: Gold coin Donation
For more information contact


Wheelchair access: 2 flights of stairs, happy to assist with access