The Department of Environment and Climate Change NSW (DECC), in partnership with the NSW Government's Environmental Trust, is hosting a two day symposium to explore the strategies and actions to meet the challenge of integrating environmental sustainability in local government.
What: Integrating Sustainability in Local Government: What are the implications for governance, strategy and practice?
When: 24 - 25 November 2008
Where: Luna Park, North Sydney
Who should attend: directors, managers, councillors and sustainability project managers from local and state government
The conference will examine questions such as:
- What are the challenges of environmentally sustainable development for local government in NSW in 2008?
- How do we tackle the complex challenge of sustainability and what are the implications for governance, strategy and practice?
- What does an integrated approach to environmentally sustainable development look like in local government?
- How can we foster peer learning and exchange to support environmentally sustainable development in councils?
Speakers will include a diverse range of sustainability thought leaders and local government sustainability professionals. Confirmed to date are:
- the Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, Carmel Tebbutt
- Tim O’Riordan, Professor of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK
- Allan Jones, Director, London Climate Change Agency
- Wayne Westcott, CEO of ICLEI Oceania.
The program will provide opportunities for sharing and celebrating successful local government sustainability programs, including those delivered through the Environmental Trust's Urban Sustainability Program.
Register your interest in attending by emailing Julie McGraw on email@example.com
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