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The 2014 Government Sustainability Conference papers have been made available online. govt sustainability conf 2014The conference again provided delegates from local, state and federal government and the wider public sector with comprehensive analysis and advice on how to address crucial environment issues and embed sustainability within their organisations.

This annual national conference provided opportunities to learn from leading sustainability practitioners in the public sector (with many lessons applicable to other sectors).

By focusing on the environmental issues that need to be addressed by governments and authorities, this conference has become the peak annual environment conference for the public sector.

GOVERNMENT SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE TOPICS INCLUDED:

•How to design an effective sustainability strategy for your organisation.
•How to build a successful business case for a sustainability project.
•The impact of the Federal Government’s environment reforms and maintaining the pursuit of sustainability.
•Climate change adaptation strategies.
•Embedding energy efficiency and resource efficiency measures in your organisation.

Download the large number of presentations/papers which were made available here at the conference website.

Presenters were as follows.

Day One – 12th August

OPENING SESSION

LEADERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE FUTURES
Dr Chris Riedy, Assoc Professor, Institute for Sustainable Futures and President of Climate Action Network Australia

LEADING OUR LEADERS TO A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Kate Harris, CEO, Centre for Sustainability Leadership

INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATION: IMPLEMENTING SUSTAINABILITY IN AUCKLAND
Grant Barnes, Auckland City Council

SESSION – EMBEDDING SUSTAINABILITY IN YOUR ORGANISATION

HOW TO MAKE YOUR SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY SUSTAINABLE!
LEARNINGS ON HOW TO BE AN AGENT OF CHANGE AND EMBED SUSTAINABILITY WITHIN YOUR ORGANISATION
Kristen Jackson, Manager Sustainability Planning, City of Whittlesea, and Erin Laurie, Environmental Sustainability Strategy Officer, City of Whittlesea

A REGIONAL STRATEGY TO REDUCE CARBON EMISSIONS
Fran Macdonald, Coordinator, Western Alliance for Greenhouse Action, Ben Smith, Sustainability & Climate Change Team Leader, AECOM and Rob Turk, Associate & Environment and Sustainability Leader Victoria, Arup

AN ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY IN THE MAKING – THE PLAN BEHIND THE STRATEGY
Debbie Firestone, Sustainability Program Leader, Tweed Shire Council

SESSION – GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC SECTOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY FORUM

ENERGY EFFICIENCY ACROSS THE GOVERNMENT SECTOR
Scott Nicholson, Senior Team Leader – Sustainable Government, Regional Operations Group, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

EFFICIENCY IN ACTION
Brett Hedger, Greenhouse Programs Officer, City of Port Phillip

ENERGY MANAGEMENT – MONITORING YOUR ENERGY GENERATION AS WELL AS YOUR CONSUMPTION
Fadi Geha, CEO, Acresta

SESSION – EMBEDDING SUSTAINABILITY IN YOUR ORGANISATION (CONTD)

A WHOLE OF LIFE STORY FOR TRANSPORT
Fil Cerone, Principal Manager Sustainability & Systems, Transport Projects Division, Transport for NSW, and Danielle Mulder, Director, Edge Environment

ENGAGING OUTDOOR STAFF IN SUSTAINABILITY
Rebecca Jones, Principal Officer – Sustainability, Pittwater Council

SESSION – GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC SECTOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY FORUM

AUBURN CITY COUNCIL – UTILITY EFFICIENCY PLAN
Chris Chung, Team Leader Environmental Sustainability, Auburn City Council

PRESENTATION: ENERGY EFFICIENCY COUNCIL
Luke Menzel, Acting CEO, Energy Efficiency Council

HOW CAN DISTRIBUTED RENEWABLES AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY DELIVER SUSTAINABILITY OUTCOMES?
Sarah Vierboom, Technical Specialist – Energy & Eco-efficiency, Sydney Water

SESSION – SUSTAINABILITY IN THE COMMUNITY

CLEANTECH INNOVATIONS GEELONG: AN ALLIANCE TO DEVELOP MARKETS FOR SUSTAINABLE GOODS AND SERVICES
Tina Perfrement, Future Proofing Geelong, Planning Strategy and Urban Growth, City of Greater Geelong

REGIONAL CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM: EMBEDDING REGIONAL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Amy Devine, Senior Project Officer – Clean Energy, Office of Environment and Heritage

ENGAGING RESIDENTS ON FOOD RECYCLING: LESSONS FROM LEICHHARDT
Jade Herriman, Research Principal and Jenni Downes, Research Assistant, Institute for Sustainable Futures

WORKSHOP
Workshop Facilitators: Clare Donovan, Senior Project Officer – OEH Sustainability, Office of Environment and Heritage and Jeremy Mah, Program Facilitator and Head of Leanring for Sustainability Sydney, Centre for Sustainability Leadership

Day Two – 13th August

SESSION – CLIMATE CHANGE & EMISSION REDUCTION

ASSESSING REGIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE VULNERABILITY IN NSW – CAPACITY BUILDING AND CLIMATE AWARENESS
Chris Lee, Senior Team Leader Impacts and Adaptation, Office of Environment and Heritage

A CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION MANUAL FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT
John Osland, Director Technical Service and Operations, City of Canada Bay

A COMMON LANGUAGE FOR CREATING MORE LIVEABLE COMMUNITIES AND CITIES
Katy Dean, Director – Advocacy, Green Building Council of Australia

WORKSHOP – DEVELOPING A NATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM – DESIGNED BY LOCAL GOVERNMENT, FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT:
THE ONE PLANET COUNCILS PROGRAM
Workshop Facilitators: Ed Cotter, BioRegional Australia and Alexi Lynch, Business Leader – Sustainability Strategy, Ironbark Sustainability

SESSION – BUILDING A BUSINESS CASE FOR SUSTAINABILITY

CASE STUDY IN USING DATA TO BUILD BUSINESS CASES FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Anne Fitzsimmons, Environmental Project Officer – Sustainability, Bankstown City Council

BUILDING A BUSINESS CASE FOR A SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT
Alexi Lynch, Business Leader – Sustainability Strategy, Ironbark Sustainability

GREEN PROCUREMENT BY LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Heather Zeppel, Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development, University of Southern Queensland

LEADING SUSTAINABILITY IN INDUSTRY: PACIA’S ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT WIZARD
Krista Imberger, Director – Sustainability, PACIA

WORKSHOP -SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP – DEVELOPING YOUR CAPACITY FOR TRANSFORMATION
Workshop Facilitators: Jade Herriman, Melissa Jackson and Alison Atherton, Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS

SESSION – RESOURCE EFFICIENCY

LEADING BY EXAMPLE: NSW GOVERNMENT RESOURCE EFFICIENCY POLICY
Liam Ryan, Principal Policy Officer, Resource Efficiency Policy Branch, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

GETTING THE BALANCE RIGHT – INSIGHTS FROM WATER ACCOUNTING
Dr Carla Mooney, Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Water Markets and Accounting Standards Unit, Bureau of Meteorology

UNDERSTANDING THE BENEFITS OF SOLAR PV INSTALLATION
Lisa Miller, CEO, Australian PV Institute and Dr Anna Bruce, Lecturer, School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, UNSW

A JOURNEY TO SUSTANABILITY THROUGH IMPROVING RESOURCE EFFICIENCY AND REDUCING WASTE DISPOSAL TO LANDFILL (Presentation) and Paper
Darren Wilson, RoadTek Manager (Environment), Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads

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