Post Carbon Pathways: A Critical Overview of Post Carbon Economy Transition Plans | 15 March 2012

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Date:   Thursday 15 March, 2012

Time: 5.30pm-7.00pm

Venue: Woodward Conference Centre, Level 10, Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton

The Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at The University of Melbourne and the Centre for Policy Development are delighted to invite you to the launch of their jointly published report; Post Carbon Pathways: A Critical Overview of Post Carbon Economy Transition Plans

The Post Carbon Pathways report presents a concise overview of the key goals and priorities of eighteen of the world’s most ambitious and innovative large-scale post carbon economy transition plans and strategies, from both government and non-government sources.

This launch event will feature short presentations and reflections on key lessons of the Post Carbon Pathways report from:

–      Prof Craig Pearson, Director, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute

–      Miriam Lyons, Executive Director, Centre for Policy Development

–      Prof David Karoly, School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne

–      Prof John Wiseman, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute

This report marks the completion of the first stage of the ongoing Post Carbon Pathways project, designed to strengthen understanding of the most effective ways of overcoming barriers to the rapid implementation of large-scale post carbon economy transition plans. The project is informed by the view that, while increased public acceptance of the necessity of urgent climate change action is crucial, the transformational changes required to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions also depend on broad recognition that alternative, more desirable futures and pathways are indeed possible. Analysis of the growing array of integrated post carbon transition plans provides an important foundation for meeting this challenge.

The event is free but space is strictly limited so please RSVP to: Emma Joughin, ejoughin@unimelb.edu.au

Enquiries: Taegen Edwards, taegene@unimelb.edu.au

Change can happen faster than you think – help us seize the moment and point to the alternatives. Add your voice to ours!

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