September 22, 2020 –
Reversing climate change requires rapid decarbonisation of the economy. So where do we begin? And what does it mean for Freo?
About this Event
Join us for an evening of fantastic presentations on what needs to be done to rapidly and fairly transition Western Australia and the Fremantle community to a low carbon economy.
Brad Pettitt (Mayor, City of Fremantle)
Dr Brad Pettitt was elected as mayor in 2009 and re-elected in 2017. His expertise include climate change, international aid policy and sustainability planning. He was previously the Dean of the School of Sustainability at Murdoch University and was appointed to the Heritage Council of WA in 2014.
Bill Hare (CEO / Senior Scientist, Climate Analytics)
Professor Bill Hare is a climate scientist with thirty years’ experience in the science, impacts and policy responses to climate change and stratospheric ozone depletion. He is a founder and CEO of Climate Analytics, a non-profit research and policy organization based in Berlin, which recently produced a report outlining what actions Western Australia needs to take to play its role in global and national efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C.
Martin Anda (Academic Chair of Environmental Engineering, Murdoch University)
Dr Martin Anda works with PhD students, industry partners and other universities to develop carbon neutral settlements, recycled water systems for urban villages, low cost but effective sanitation solutions for developing countries and co-design of new water supply systems with remote Aboriginal communities.
Vanessa Rauland (CEO, ClimateClever)
Dr Vanessa Rauland is founder and CEO of ClimateClever, an app that helps schools, households and soon businesses to reduce their carbon footprint and save money on utility bills. She is also an Adjunct Research Fellow at Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute, where she was a researcher and lecturer in the field of climate change and sustainability for 10 years.
Q&A and other input:
The talks will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session facilitated by Brad Pettitt. We encourage you to email questions beforehand to firstname.lastname@example.org so the presenters may be better able to address any key issues in their talks.
You can also choose to provide other input on the night which will inform our future community engagement on climate change.
Getting to the venue:
North Fremantle Community Centre is located at 2 Thompson Road, North Fremantle, just off Stirling Highway and next door to the North Fremantle Bowling Club.
Walk or cycle - The Centre is accessible by walking and cycling.
Public transport - The Centre is located approximately 500m from North Fremantle Train Station (6-7 minute walk), and 300m (4 minute walk) from bus stops on Queen Victoria Street for the 998/999 and 103 buses.
Parking- Limited free parking is available at the Community Centre, with overflow parking available on nearby Hevron Street.
You can specify any access requirements when you book your ticket.
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RSVP is essential and numbers are limited due to COVID-19.