How do we mitigate climate change without talking about it?

How do we mitigate climate change without talking about it?

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Our HOT SEATS are the College-internal seminars, where the speakers are presenting a more personal view of current affairs and talk about their own biography. Closed meeting. Chatham House Rule.

Talking points:

  • Science seems to agree on a need for zero carbon economies by 2050
  • How do we back-cast from there and define the journey?
  • ‘Climate change’ has not worked as a driver for broad, lasting community support for an inevitable task? Why?

Sustainability Victoria

Stefan is the Director Resource Efficiency Division at Sustainability Victoria and
responsible for the delivery of resource efficiency programs and expert advice in the
areas of business, industry, buildings, local energy supply and households.

Holding Masters Degrees in Architecture and Environmental Design Stefan is also a
leading advocate of best practice sustainability in the built environment combining
technical expertise with practical experience as architect in Australia and Europe. He
has taken a lead role in a number of award winning buildings and contributed to the
development of building rating tools.

Stefan is the technical expert for sustainability on the Victorian Government
Architect’s Design Review Panel (VDRP), an experienced evaluation panel member,
a building assessment chair, the Victorian representative on the Steering Committee
of the National Australian Built Environment Rating System and the Australian
Executive Committee Member in the International Energy Agency EBC program.

Web tools and Projects we developed

  • Open-NEM

    The live tracker of the Australian electricity market.

  • Paris Equity Check

    This website is based on a Nature Climate Change study that compares Nationally Determined Contributions with equitable national emissions trajectories in line with the five categories of equity outlined by the IPCC.

  • liveMAGICC Climate Model

    Run one of the most popular reduced-complexity climate carbon cycle models online. Used by IPCC, UNEP GAP reports and numerous scientific publications.

  • NDC & INDC Factsheets

    Check out our analysis of all the post-2020 targets that countries announced under the Paris Agreement.