Professor Will Steffen (Climate Council)
Opening by the Qld Minister for Environment & Heritage Protection, the Hon. Steven Miles MP. Professor Brendan Mackey, Director, Griffith Climate Change Response Program Dr Rob Hales, Program Director, Griffith Centre for Sustainable Enterprise Dr Moira Williams, Community Campaigner Ms Alison McDonald, Architecture, Griffith University Mr Jim Reeves, Director-General, Qld Department of Environment & Heritage Protection TBA - Representative from local council and Department of Qld Department of Energy & Water Rod Quantock OAM (guest speaker at the conference dinner) Dr David King, Doctors for the Environment Costa Georgiardis, ABC Gardening Australia Professor Catherine Pickering, Griffith School of Environment Professor Jean-Marc Hero, Griffith School of Environment Dr Wade Hadwen, Australian Rivers Institute Professor Susanne Becken, Director, Griffith Institute for Tourism There will be a host of experts in the conference themes facilitating the workshops.
The Climate Change For Good Conference is hosted by the Gold Coast & Hinterland Environment Council (Gecko) and Griffith Climate Change Response Program (GCCRP).
The Conference will be opened by the Qld Minister for Environment, the Hon Steven Miles. Key note speakers include Prof Will Steffen (Climate Council), Larissa Baldwin (Australian Youth Climate Coalition), Prof Brendan Mackey (Director, GCCRP). 8 Theme Key Speakers including Jerry Coleby-Williams (Gardening Australia) about organic farming. 25 Workshops facilitated by experts in their field.
Aim of the Climate Change for Good Conference:
"To inspire and empower the community to think and act positively in creating opportunities at work, home and elsewhere for a better society that meets the challenges of climate change.”
Eight (8) Themes/ Key Note speakers of the Climate Change for Good Conference:
Business; Investment; Government policies; Urban Places and Spaces; Health and Wellbeing; Food Security; Conservation; tourism.
Objectives of the Climate Change for Good Conference:
* Build a strong community.
* Advocate for action on climate change.
* Gain inspiration and information.
* Identify opportunities in business, employment, community well-being and nature conservation.
* To identify the opportunities resulting from action on climate change that will enhance business and employment and community wellbeing.
* Facilitate community partnerships.
* Establish a cross-sector advisory group.
Outcomes of the Climate Change for Good Conference:
* An Informed Gold Coast community of the benefits and opportunities of meeting climate change challenges.
* Actioneers committed to priority actions to meet these challenges.An expert advisory mentor group to support the Actioneers.
* An expert advisory mentor group to support the Actioneers.
25 Workshops of the Climate Change for Good Conference:
Each key speaker is followed by workshops facilitated by experts from each theme to produce clear, realistic, and achievable priority actions.
Actioneers of the Climate Change for Good Conference:
Each workshop will identify inspired community sector leaders committed to undertake priority actions over the next 12 months. These are the Actioneers.
Cross-Sector Advisory Group of the Climate Change for Good Conference:
Experts from each Conference theme provide inspiration, support and advice to the Actioneers for 12 months.