As the need for innovative solutions has been compounded by the challenges of a global pandemic, the organisers of the National Cleantech Conference and Exhibition realised they simply couldn’t wait until 2021 to connect and share with the industry.
The Cleantech Conversations free webinar series will discuss the post-COVID world and the huge opportunities it offers the cleantech industry.
The first instalment is scheduled to take place on 28 May and will discuss the topic: How are local government sustainability leaders preparing for the ‘next normal’?
The webinar will discuss:
Are these crises that present an opportunity to rebuild, or reboot in a sustainable way, helping to make sustainable development become a priority for local government?
With local government resources being stretched across two significant crises, how has this altered future planning?
Has the disruption enabled councils to undertake projects they wouldn’t normally and/or bring shovel-ready projects forward?
As the health crisis disrupts and is taking precedence, how are local government sustainability leaders grappling with the prospect of sustainable development goals (SDGs) projects losing momentum and taking a backseat to the COVID-19 response?
What are local communities asking for right now?
It will be facilitated by Tracie Armstrong, senior program manager, climate response for Knox City Council.
- Tina Perfrement, business and industry engagement, economic development and events, City of Greater Geelong
- Cr Declan Clausen, Deputy Lord Mayor, City of Newcastle
- Troy McGrath, senior manager, market development, City of Brisbane, and
- Scott Breust, industry achievement lead, clean technologies and advanced manufacturing at Sunshine Coast Council.
Other webinars in the series include Building back better – what does COVID-19 mean for cleantech? on 4 June with more to be finalised and open for registrations soon.