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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: WHAT DOES IT MEAN AND HOW ARE WE DOING?
MF Digital with Ian Lowe AO
March 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree – $20
Infrastructure is no longer keeping up with our basic needs. Quality of life in cities and regions is being challenged and reflected in the growing disenchantment for increased levels of immigration in Australia.
How we manage sustainable development is being addressed in a range of areas – from urban planning, food production, choices of energy and infrastructure development – to addressing the impact of climate change.
However, despite a COAG national strategy set over 30 years ago, Australian policy has failed to meet the challenge and this needs to change.
We are delighted that Ian Lowe AO, one of Australia’s most respected environmental scientists in energy and environment will be joining us.
Ian brings a wealth of experience in policy development from a broad range of areas of sustainable development – economic, political, social, environmental and technological.
Under our strict Chatham House rule, Ian will outline the interconnectedness of issues in sustainable development that pose critical challenges for our future.
Ian Lowe is Emeritus Professor of science, technology and society at Griffith University and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. He has published widely. His latest publications include “Long Half-Life”, an analysis of Australia’s role in the nuclear industry and is co-author of the recent report “Population and Climate Change”.
Ian has filled a wide range of advisory roles for all levels of government, including chairing the advisory council that produced in 1996, the first independent national report on the state of the environment. Among many awards he has received are the Prime Minister’s Environmental Award for Outstanding Individual Achievements, the Queensland Premier’s Millennium Award for Excellence in Science and the International Academy of Sciences, Health and Ecology’s Konrad Lorenz Gold Medal for contributions to sustainable futures.
Join us for an early evening discussion on issues that are critical to leave a sustainable legacy.
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