University of Canberra
Proceedings of the CURF Annual Forum 2017 now available
Posted 24 May 2018 8:25am

Working towards a carbon-neutral society: Canberra and the Region

This Report records the proceedings of the fourth CURF Annual Forum which focused on carbon-neutrality. We brought together leaders in government, the private sector, NGOs and business, to share their insights and spark informative and spirited discussions on how we could plan for a carbon-neutral future for Canberra and our region.
The discussions centred around the four CURF themes of Settlements and Infrastructure; Green Growth; Health and Well-being; and Climate Change and Sustainability.
We acknowledge and applaud that the ACT and the region is a national leader in working towards the highly desirable goal of carbon-neutrality, and much has been achieved already. The Territory’s 100% renewable electricity target, for example, is about to be realised; but there is much more to be done on the journey to carbon-neutrality.
Our two keynote speakers were Professor Andrew Blakers of The Australian National University and Mr Shane Rattenbury MLA, ACT Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability. They each spoke with passion and a tangible vison of hope about carbon-neutral pathways for not only Canberra and the region but also the nation.
Our other Forum speakers informed us in some detail of current research and initiatives, and through their valuable presentations we were motivated and inspired by an enthusiastic call to arms to achieve an expedited rate of personal, corporate and government action.
This Report records the results of these discussions.

CURF Annual Forum: Working towards a carbon-neutral society: Canberra and the Region

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