Carbon Conversations

An interactive live webinar series developed to address key industry, policy, regulatory and community issues. Held on Fridays, at 12pm AEST, via Zoom, keep an eye on the developing schedule below.

Carbon Conversations provides a new way to connect, communicate and collaborate throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring we can lead and inform our community on the benefits of transitioning to a net-zero emissions economy.

The series will involve CMI members and other key industry leaders. Please contact us with your speaker and topic suggestions.

Occasionally these events will be free, registration is essential. In most cases, Carbon Conversations will be accessible exclusively to CMI Corporate and Associate Members, and housed on our CMI Members Portal (coming soon!). Professional Network Members  will also have access (available to individuals and fully tax deductible).

Get your lunch ready, and questions, and join us for an informal but informative weekly Friday discussion.


FRIDAY 12th June 2020, 12-1pm
Topic:
Sustainable Finance Markets & Economic Resilience

With the economic disruption brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, CMI sits down with ANZ’s Chief Economist and Head of Sustainable Finance, joined by AllianceBernstein. The event will discuss how sustainable finance markets have performed during this period, recent trends in prudential regulation and what to expect from the finance sector as economic recovery efforts seek to build sustainability and resilience firmly into the long-term.

Join us for an economic update and conversation with ANZ’s Chief Economist Richard Yetsenga, Katharine Tapley, ANZ’s Head of Sustainable Finance, and AllianceBernstein’s Senior Research Analyst for Australian Equities, Gates Moss. We will explore market developments in sustainable finance and the sector’s role in a sustainable economic recovery.

Register for this FREE webinar now!

ANZ are a Diamond sponsor of the 2020 Australasian Emission Reduction Summit (new dates: 2-3 Dec 2020). Hosted by the CMI, the Summit will be a high profile platform to interact with key customers, business peers and opinion makers, and establish a presence in emerging national and international markets. Earlybird tickets are open, secure your place today.


FRIDAY 5th June 2020, 12-1pm
Topic:
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and net-zero technologies – Investment and deployment 

Technology solutions play a critical role in the global transition to net-zero emissions, and Australia has the capacity to be a leader in the deployment of many of these solutions. Implementation and investment challenges remain however, especially in hard-to-abate sectors.

With the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (GCCSI)’s recently released report; The Value of Carbon Capture and Storage, and the Government’s Technology Investment Roadmap Discussion Paper (currently out for consultation), CMI sits down with Brad Page, CEO, GCCSI, Troy Powel, Head of Sustainability, Orica, and Susie Smith, CEO, Australian Industry Greenhouse Network (AIGN)

Join us as we explore the realities and potential for CCS to assist in decarbonising industrial sectors and achieving negative emissions to assist the transition to net-zero and net-negative emissions. We will also discuss other immediate and long-term technology investment opportunities. 

Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute are a Gold sponsor of the 2020 Australasian Emission Reduction Summit (new dates: 2-3 Dec 2020). Hosted by the CMI, the Summit will be a high profile platform to interact with key customers, business peers and opinion makers, and establish a presence in emerging national and international markets. Earlybird tickets are open, secure your place today.


FRIDAY 29th May 2020, 1-2pm
Topic:
Ministerial Conversation: Climate Solutions, Roadmaps and Long-Term Strategy.

With last week’s release of the Government response to the King Review and the Technology Investment Roadmap Discussion Paper, the Hon. Angus Taylor Minister for Emissions Reduction and Energy will join us this Friday at the special time of 1pm.

Responding to the Minister’s comments will be James Schultz CEO Green Collar, “Australia’s largest environmental markets investor, natural resource manager and conservation-for-profit organisation” and Ilona Millar, head of law firm Baker McKenzie’s Global Climate Change Practice.

These latest developments have opened a crucial national conversation on the direction and destination of the Climate Solutions Fund, Technology Investment Roadmap and Long-term Strategy (to be launched before COP26). 


FRIDAY 22nd May 2020
Topic: Policies for a clean recovery.

While we await the Government’s Technology Investment Roadmap and other policy evolutions as it develops its Long-Term Emissions Strategy, join us as we discuss alternative policy approaches from the ALP, Greens and a leading Independent politician. Hear from Hon. Mark Butler, Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Zali Steggall, Independent Member for Warringah and Adam Bandt Leader of the Australian Greens. Please join us for what promises to be a robust and stimulating discussion about directions on climate and energy policies for Australia as we emerge from bushfire and COVID-19 crises.

Want to watch this event? A recording of this CMI Carbon Conversations is available in our Members Portal. Sign up to become a professional network, Corporate or Associate Member today,  and receive access to our Members Portal, our Carbon Conversations and much much more. We can’t wait to have you on board!


FRIDAY 15th May 2020
Topic: Industry trends and market movements in the net-zero business transition.

Please join two of Australia’s most experienced and connected carbon and energy practitioners for detailed insights into market movements, energy efficiency, strategy and risk. Dr Mary Stewart is CEO of Energetics, Board member of the Energy Efficiency Council, member of three UNFCCC working groups and closely engaged in UK policy responses. Peter Castellas is CEO of Tasman Environment Markets “Australia’s largest carbon offset provider, connecting corporates and consumers with charismatic, impactful offset projects”. He is of course ex-CEO of CMI and formerly led Deloitte’s carbon advisory, sustainability and clean technology services. Join us for a discussion on topics including emissions reduction pathways, zero net portfolios, disclosure and reporting as well as balancing emissions reductions and adaption in the recovery post-COVID.

Want to watch this event? A recording of this CMI Carbon Conversations is available in our Members Portal. Sign up to become a professional network, Corporate or Associate Member today,  and receive access to our Members Portal, our Carbon Conversations and much much more. We can’t wait to have you on board!


FRIDAY 8th May 2020
Topic: Tracking Australia’s Emissions Progress & the COVID-19 Investment Outlook.

A conversation with Matt DrumDirector at NdevrEmma HerdCEO at IGCC, and Patrick SucklingSenior Partner at Pollination and Former Ambassador for the Environment as they share insights regarding the investment and climate outlook in Australia in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Latest emissions trends will be discussed by our expert panel, and how the nation’s COVID-19 emergency response has impacted Australia’s emissions, as well as key issues facing businesses and investors in the transition to net-zero and as they adapt to the economic disruption.

Want to watch this event? A recording of this CMI Carbon Conversations is available in our Members Portal. Sign up to become a professional network, Corporate or Associate Member today,  and receive access to our Members Portal, our Carbon Conversations and much much more. We can’t wait to have you on board!



FRIDAY 1st May 2020
Topic: A conversation with Lloyd VasHead of Carbon Trading at WeAct, Radha KuppalliManaging Director at New Forests (pictured) and Tom SchröderHead of Climate Action at South Pole for an inside look at the latest international developments in carbon markets and related investment activity.

Our expert panel share their insights on global voluntary market activity, international project developments and the role of nature-based solutions in addressing climate change and sustainable development.

Want to watch this event? A recording of this CMI Carbon Conversations is available in our Members Portal. Sign up to become a professional network, Corporate or Associate Member today and receive access to our Members Portal, our Carbon Conversations and much much more. We can’t wait to have you on board!


FRIDAY 24th APRIL 2020
Topic: A conversation with Dr WENDY CRAIK AM and BRAD ARCHER, Chair and CEO of the Climate Change Authority (CCA). 

Hosted by John Connor, CEO of the Carbon Market Institute, this event will discuss the CCA’s latest report Prospering in a low-emissions world: An updated climate policy toolkit for Australia and its consultation paper on their 2020 review of the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). The CCA is an important part of Australia’s climate policy institutional framework. This event provides an important opportunity to have an in-depth discussion about how Australia’s climate policy can evolve, recommendations on how Australia can transition to a zero-emissions future, and ways to improve operation of the ERF.

Want to watch this event? A recording of this CMI Carbon Conversations is available in our Members Portal. Sign up to become a professional network, Corporate or Associate Member today, and receive access to our Members Portal, our Carbon Conversations and much much more. We can’t wait to have you on board!


FRIDAY 17th APRIL 2020
Topic: A conversation with ANNA SKARBEK, CEO ClimateWorks.

Hosted by John Connor, CEO, Carbon Market Institute, ClimateWork’s latest report, Decarbonisation Futures – solutions, actions and benchmarks for a net-zero emissions Australia, will be discussed. The report provides solutions and opportunities for the transition to net-zero emissions, taking a deep-dive on five sectors: electricity, buildings, transport, industry, and agriculture and land.

Want to watch this event? A recording of this CMI Carbon Conversations is available in our Members Portal. Sign up to become a professional network, Corporate or Associate Member today, and receive access to our Members Portal, our Carbon Conversations and much much more. We can’t wait to have you on board!


FRIDAY 3RD APRIL 2020
Topic: The 10th ERF Auction outcomes, and COVID-19 implications for carbon markets.

Speakers: DAVID PARKER, Chair, Clean Energy Regulator, RAPHAEL WOOD, Managing Director, Market Advisory Group, ELISA de WIT, Interim Chair, Carbon Market Institute and Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright and JOHN CONNOR (host), CEO, Carbon Market Institute.

Want to watch this event? A recording of this CMI Carbon Conversations is available in our Members Portal. Sign up to become a professional network, Corporate or Associate Member today, and receive access to our Members Portal, our Carbon Conversations and much much more. We can’t wait to have you on board!