CMI’s National Showcase Event at Paris COP21

CMI has secured a role within the official UNFCCC ‘Blue Zone’ at COP21 in Paris, bringing together industry and government leaders from around the world to discuss Australia’s climate, goals, policies and expectations.

This workshop will involve leaders from the Federal and State Government, business and academia to discuss and debate the following:

– The current state of play in Australia & developments at a state level –

– The Government’s plan to meet 2030 targets –

– How the Emissions Reduction Fund is operating –

– Australia’s domestic carbon market and the ways businesses are starting to carve out leadership positions –

– The potential effectiveness of a safeguard mechanism under which large  facilities will be required to stay below an emissions baseline –

Keynote Speaker

The Hon. Julie Bishop

Minister for Foreign Affairs

Session Program

Panel Presenters

Andy Vesey

Chief Executive Officer
AGL Energy

Megan Flynn

Group Manager Environment & Carbon Strategy

Lewis Tyndall

Director of Legal and Compliance

Hon Mark Butler

Shadow Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water

Richard di Natale

Leader of the Australian Greens Party

Hon Ian Hunter

Minister for Climate Change
South Australian Government

Hon Steven Miles

Minister for Environment & Heritage Protection
Queensland Government

Kate Wood

Executive Director, Climate Change
Dept. Environment, Land, Water & Planning Victoria

Stan Krpan

Chief Executive Officer
Sustainability Victoria

Arron Wood

City of Melbourne

Elisa de Wit

Norton Rose Fulbright

Erwin Jackson

Deputy Chief Executive Officer
The Climate Institute

John Wiseman

Deputy Director
Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute

Kane Thornton

Chief Executive Officer
Clean Energy Council


Attendance of events in the Blue Zone at the UNFCCC Conference of Parties, COP21 in Paris 2015 requires official accreditation from the United Nations. If you would like to know more about CMI’s Spotlight on Australia event, or other COP21 events inside or outside the Blue Zone that may be appropriate for you, please contact CMI.

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