11. agosto 2020 - 4:30 fino 6:00
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A renewables-led recovery: towards a zero-emissions future | martedì, 11. agosto 2020

Expert speakers discuss the opportunity we have right now to recover from the pandemic and create a safe, healthy, zero-emissions future.

About this Event

Yarra Council and Yarra Libraries is pleased to present this special event on the need for a renewables-led economic recovery featuring – Amanda McKenzie, CEO of The Climate Council; Zoe Whitton, Board member of the Investor Group on Climate Change and Head of ESG Research at Citi ; and John Iser, retired physician and former chair of the Victorian chapter of Doctors for the Environment.

The speakers will discuss the unique opportunity we have as a nation to recover from the pandemic and create a safe, healthy, zero-emissions future. This session will make clear that our planet, health and economy cannot afford a gas-led recovery and that we have a one-time only opportunity to seriously respond to the climate crisis by shifting to renewable energy, creating new jobs and improving public health.

Please note that registered participants will be sent a link to this online panel discussion in the week prior to the event.

This panel discussion is being presented as part of a three part series on a renewables-led recovery as a path towards a safe, healthy, zero emissions future.

Session two will include speakers from Environment Victoria, Australian Conservation Foundation and Friends of the Earth's Act on Climate group discussing how you can get involved in their campaigns to drive a recovery from the pandemic that responds to the climate and ecological crises.

Session three will include an expert from Renew with information about the how, why and when to transition from gas to an efficient electric home.