Learning to Adapt (5)

Published 4 Apr 2013

Learning to Adapt 5

Presented by EIANZ - NSW and ACCARNSI

DATE: Thursday 1 August 2013
TIME: 8:30am to 5:15pm
VENUE: John Niland Scientia Building
Building G19
University of New South Wales
PRICE: Member $165
Non Member $330
Event plus 12 months Membership $485

Click here to download the program.

Join us on Thursday, August 1st, 2013, for a full day seminar and training workshop at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) to build professional capacity to address climate change issues.

After four successful Learning to Adapt seminars from 2010 to 2012, L2A5 kicks off the first in a series of events that will deliver professional development to increase the capacity of professionals to manage climate change adaptation issues.

The morning sessions of L2A5 will include high profile and influential leaders from business and industry giving examples of how their organisations are responding to climate change and sharing lessons learned.

The afternoon will include training sessions developing key skills required to address climate change adaptation. Attendees will select one session to attend over the afternoon and will have the opportunity to attend the other training topics in targeted professional development events to be rolled out over the next 12 months.

Afternoon training sessions will include:

• Legislative and Regulatory Framework
• Climate change impacts
• Carbon Management
• Risk Assessment

Hosted by science journalist and broadcaster Robyn Williams, the day will also include a light breakfast, morning and afternoon teas, lunch and be followed by networking, drinks and canapés from 5.15pm - 6pm.

L2A5 is a pilot event for a national climate change adaptation skills training programme being developed by the EIANZ Climate Change Special Interest Section.


* Gerry Hueston, Commissioner, Australian Climate Commission
* Kevin Hennessey - Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
* Catherine Bremner - Head of Environmental Sustainability GTSO, ANZ
* Benedikte Jensen - Head of Division, Adaptation and Science Division Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
* Olivia Tyler - Group Manager CSR, Treasury Wine Estates
* Ron Cox - Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW & Convernor, Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Settlements and Infrastructure (ACCARNSI)
* Patrick Gallagher - Principal Manager Risk, Transport for New South Wales
* Karl Sullivan - General Manager Risk & Disaster, Insurance Council of New South Wales
* Christopher Lee - Manager, Impacts and Adaptation, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
* Amanda McKenzie - Senior Communications Advisor, Climate Commission
* Tom Davies - Chairman, Edge Environment & Chair, Climate Change SIS, EIANZ NSW
Ben Waters, Director, Ecomagination, GE Australia/NZ
* Matthew Bell, Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Services at Ernst & Young
• Mara Bun, CEO, Green Cross Australia
• Simon Cavendish, Steering Group Lead, Climate Change Special Interest Section, EIANZ

Tickets are $165 (incl. GST) for EIANZ members or $330 (incl. GST) for non members.

Students may attend for the special price of $247.50. Student registrations can be made by clicking here to download the form.

If you are not an EIANZ member yet, apply now for membership and receive the EIANZ member ticket price for L2A5 and all subsequent training events and other EIANZ events. For $485 (incl. GST) you can cover an EIANZ membership, a one off EIANZ member application fee of $50 and a ticket for the full day training day on August 1st, 2013. Click here for more information on the benefits of being an EIANZ member. To take advantage of this offer, join online as a member and click here to email your registration.

Member's registering online will need log in using their username and password to automatically obtain the member discount.

This one day event will count as 8 points towards your EIANZ CEnvP Professional Development Log.

Selecting Training Sessions
When registering for the event please indicate which training session you would like to attend. This will not book you into this session but will help us with planning.


Learning to Adapt 5 is proudly supported by the following:

NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

Insurance Council of Australia



Institute of Environmental Studies

Cancellation Policy
Full refunds will be given for any cancellations made one week prior to the Forum. Cancellations made less than one week but more than 24 hours prior to the breakfast will attract a 50% penalty. Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to breakfast will attract the full 100% attendance fee. Delegates unable to attend are welcome to send an alternative delegate.

Diner and Amex card payments attract a 3.5% surcharge.

Event details

When: 1 Aug 2013

Cost: AU $ 330 (Inc. GST)

Registrations Open: 27 May 2013

Registrations Close: 31 Jul 2013

Places Available: 18

Register now and secure your attendance

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Published 4 Apr 2013