Australia’s response to carbon reduction – in theory and in practice

Published 30th Apr 18 7:00 AM by SEQ Division


Thursday 24 May 2018


5.30pm to 8pm. (Registration from 5.15pm, networking drinks from 7.15pm until 8pm)

Join us to explore the current climate change policy commitments of the Australian and Queensland governments and reflect on the outcomes achieved through initiatives such as the Emissions Reduction Fund.

We will discuss:

  • The outcomes of the Australian Governments 2017 review of climate change policies – what did we learn, where to next and are we on track to meet the 2030 target and Paris Agreement commitments?
  • An overview of the Queensland Governments $500 million Land Restoration Fund, which was a major election commitment of the Palaszczuk Government aimed at supporting the development of carbon projects in Queensland
  • Assess the outcomes/achievements of the Australian Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund and the project’s it has generated.

Our Presenters and topics

Daniel Sheedy

Director – Mitigation and Climate Science, Climate Change Division. Department of the Environment and Energy

Outcomes of the 2017 climate change policy review – are our policies effective in achieving Australia’s 2030 target and Paris Agreement commitments, and what are the next steps?

Megan Surawski

Director – Project Management Office – Land Restoration Fund Climate Change Policy Branch, Department of Environment and Science


Don Butler

Chief Scientific Officer - Land Restoration Fund
Climate Change Policy Branch, Department of Environment and Science

Generating carbon credits in the Sunshine State: the Queensland Government’s $500 million Land Restoration Fund – what is it, what does it aim to achieve and how will it be delivered?

Dr James Bulinski

Managing Director, CO2 Australia Limited

Dawn of a land management revolution – transforming Australian landscapes through carbon projects.

This event will give the audience an understanding of the climate change initiatives that the Australian and Queensland Governments are implementing in 2018 and beyond. It's an essential forum for anyone who doesn’t primarily work in the carbon space, but likes to keep abreast of policy changes and outcomes.

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This event will count as 2 points towards your EIANZ CEnvP Professional Development Log.

Do you pay your own registration costs to attend? Don't forget to keep your invoice as you may be eligible to claim your education expenses on your tax return.

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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 forum will attract a 50% penalty. Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to forum will attract the full 100% attendance fee. Delegates unable to attend are welcome to send an alternative delegate. By registering, you agree to the cancellation policy above.

Event details

When: 24 May 2018
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Where: Jacobs | Brisbane
Level 7, 32 Cordelia Street
South Brisbane

Cost: Members $75, Non Member $95, Student/Pensioner $50

Registrations Open: 1st Apr 18 9:00 AM

Registrations Close: 24th May 18 4:00 PM

Places Available: 11

Contact: Danielle Bolton, SEQ Secretariat at, 07 5429 8480.

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Published 30th Apr 18 7:00 AM by SEQ Division