Carbon Neutral Adelaide workshop 2015November 11 2015
The Carbon Neutral Adelaide workshop 2015 held on November 11 provided an opportunity for participants from industry, government and academia to identify and prioritise the key research opportunities to support the State Government of South Australia's announcement of a major new policy position in this area.
The vision to create a carbon neutral Adelaide will provide excellent opportunities to increase the demand for renewable energy, build the State's green industries, increase resource efficiency, improve waste management, and facilitate the transition to cleaner transport modes.
This event was hosted by the University of South Australia and the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRC-LCL), in association with the South Australian Government.
The keynote address waspresented by the Hon. Ian Hunter MLC, Minister for Climate Change who provided an insight into the new majoy policy position of creating a carbon neutral Adelaide. Ms Julia Grant, the Executive Director, Water and Climate Change with the Department of Environment, Water, and Natural Resources spoke to identifying the big opportunities for carbon savings with the CRC-LCL CEO, Professor Deo Prasad discussing delivery of carbon saving from the CRC's perspective.
A list of the key research opportunities established at the workshop can be found here.
Ms Julia Grant, DEWNR, 'DEWNR, Climate Change and the Government's Strategic Priorities'
Scientia Professor Deo Prasad AO, CRC-LCL, 'Enabling low carbon buildings, cities and communities'
Low carbon buildings
Dr Stephen White, CSIRO, 'Information mechanisms to envourage retrofit investment'
Mr James McGregor, CSIRO, 'Evaluating the impact of policies for promoting building energy efficiency retrofits'
Mr Roger Swinbourne, AECOM, 'Empowering Boradway: Living Lab - Precinct retrofitting research'
Low carbon transport
Prof. Rocco Zito, Flinders University, 'Carbon Neutral Adelaide Key Research Opportunities - Transport'
Ms Liz Ampt, UniSA, 'Role of behaviour change in shifting to low carbon options'
Adelaide Living Laboratory
Prof. Wasim Saman and A/Prof. Peter Pudney, UniSA ' Lessons learnt at Lochiel Park and Bowden'
This event was held in the Bradley Forum, City West Campus, North Terrace, Adelaide