It is projected that Australia’s population is set to reach between 30 to 42 million people by 2056 and many within sustainability are looking to scale-up their approach and share solutions.
The Australian Sustainability Conference and Exhibition (ASCE) will be uncovering these issues, and sharing best-practise solutions and outcomes.
Engaging panel sessions will cover topics such as, Scaling Sustainability Actions to Meet Changing Energy Needs, Green Cities and Infrastructure: Identifying the Keys to Success and Zero Waste: Pipe Dream or Achievable?
One critical issue that the panel, Scaling Sustainability Actions to Meet Changing Energy Needs will be discussing is the projection that electricity demand and consumption is expected to double by 2050.
Moderator of this panel session, Bernard Carlon, Lead of Sustainability Programs, Office of Environment and Heritage for NSW Department of Premiers and Cabinet will be joined by panellists, Kevin Ferrari, General Manager Operations and Sales for SolarSwitch and Felipe Kovacic, Business Development Executive for Cogent Energy.
Beyond energy needs local governments and councils will need to address how to incorporate sustainability practices into their organisations and communities with there being a opportunity for a fresh look at consumption and waste production.
“Zero waste organisations and communities can become common place in Australia with simple actions and different thinking,” said Kellie Walters, Chief Executive Officer of Zero Waste Australia. “Discussion about ‘getting rid of waste’ dominates the space but imagine what could be if we build a conversation around using resources to save money, time, effort and environmental harm.. Our collective view of the things we throw away needs to change”.
ASCE is being held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre from 8 to 9 November 2012 and to learn more go to www.australiansustainability.com.au