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Business, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Valuing the Earth’s Natural Capital

Posted in Events by unaavic on September 13th, 2012

20 September , 2012
2:00 pmto5:00 pm


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United Nations Association of Australia (Victorian Division) Business, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Valuing the Earth’s Natural Capital Seminar will be held on Thursday 20 September, in partnership with National Australia Bank.

Building momentum for collective action post-Rio+20, the seminar brings together key players from business, government and civil society to discuss the challenges and opportunities in measuring the true value of nature and enhancing natural capital as a critical economic, ecological and social asset.

Join the conversation with an expert panel to discuss:

  • The Natural Capital Declaration and the finance sector
  • Australian Government perspective on natural capital and sustainability: current priorities, measurement and where Australia can make a difference
  • Business and biodiversity: valuing natural capital and ecosystem services in practice
  • The Economics of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity (TEEB for Business)
  • The System of Environmental – Economic Accounts (SEEA)
  • Integrating the valuing and management of environmental assets into business and government decision-making processes
  • Experiences and opportunities for cross-sector collaboration

Guest speakers:

  • Rosemary Bissett (Head of Sustainability Governance and Risk, Enterprise Risk, National Australia Bank)
  • Malcolm Thompson (Deputy Secretary, Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
  • Stuart Anstee (Chief Adviser, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Rio Tinto)
  • Dr Joshua Bishop (Former Chief Economist, IUCN and National Manager, Markets, Sustainability and Business Partnerships, WWF Australia).
  • Charles Berger (Director of Strategic Ideas, Australian Conservation Foundation)

Facilitator:
Rosemary Sainty (Former Head, Secretariat UN Global Compact Network Australia and Adviser, Corporate Engagement, Transparency International Australia)

Download Seminar Flyer

Date: Thursday 20 September
Time: 1.30pm registration, 2pm to 5pm
Venue: Hosted by National Australia Bank, The Bowl, 500 Bourke St, Melbourne
Cost: Business/Government: $180 (+GST); Non-profit/NGO: $120 (+GST)

REGISTER ONLINE NOW.
Registration deadline: 5pm, Monday 17 September.

RSVP Essential. Please note places are limited, please register early to avoid disappointment.

For more information visit the registration website.


Collective Action for Sustainable Development: Rio+20 Seminar

Posted in Events by UNAAVictoria on May 7th, 2012

17 May , 2012
2:30 pmto5:00 pm
UNAA Australia at Rio+20 Seminar
Collective Action for Sustainable Development: Rio+20 and the transition to a green economy.

In June 2012, world leaders will convene at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) to build global consensus on the green economy as a means to achieve sustainable development. The upcoming UNAA (Vic) Australia at Rio+20 Seminar, be held in Melbourne on Thursday 17 May, brings together key players from business, government and civil society to discuss Australia’s role and contribution at the upcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

Recognising that business is a key agent for achieving the Rio+20 goals, this seminar explores the role that Australian business can play in advancing sustainable development and the green economy through responsible business practices and collective action with government and civil society.

Melbourne, 2.30pm – 5pm, Thursday 17 May

DOWNLOAD AUSTRALIA AT RIO+20 FLYER

Come and be part of the conversation with an expert panel to discuss:

  • The Australian Government’s position at Rio+20;
  • Australian business involvement in the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum and Business Action for Sustainable Development (BASD2012);
  • Calls for a global sustainability reporting framework from the international community;
  • Opportunities for cross-sector collaboration to advance Rio+20 goals; and
  • Expected outcomes and impacts of Rio+20 for the Australian business community and beyond.

Facilitator:

Rosemary Sainty (Former Head, Secretariat UN Global Compact Network Australia and Adviser, Corporate Engagement, Transparency Australia)

Guest speakers:

  • Donna Petrachenko (First Assistant Secretary Australian Government Rio+20 Taskforce)
  • Caroline Bayliss (Australian Director, Climate Change Group)
  • Charles Berger (Director of Strategic Ideas, Australian Conservation Foundation)
  • Nathan Fabian (Chief Executive, Investor Group on Climate Change)
  • Melanie Stutsel (Director, Health, Safety, Environment & Community Policy, Minerals Council of Australia)
  • Matthew Tukaki (Australian Network Representative, UN Global Compact)
  • Victoria Whitaker (Network Manager, Global Reporting Initiative, Focal Point Australia).

REGISTER ONLINE NOW

RSVP Essential. Please note places are limited; please register early to avoid disappointment.

http://www.unaavictoria.or.au