HEAT, FIRE & FLOOD

WHEN. . . . . . Saturday 29 February 2020, 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm
WHERE . . . .  Phoenix Theatre, Elwood College, 101 Glen Huntly Rd, Elwood (MAP)
TICKETS . . . . A free event with tickets available on EVENTBRITE.
FACEBOOK. . The event page to share is here on FACEBOOK.

HEAT, FIRE & FLOOD – What does the climate emergency mean for us in Port Phillip & Bayside? How should we respond locally?

Community Forum
3.30-5.30 pm
Saturday 29 February
Phoenix Theatre
Elwood College, Glenhuntly Rd, Elwood.

The forum is organised by the Port Phillip Emergency Climate Action Network (PECAN) and Bayside Climate Crisis Action Group (BCCAG). PECAN, as a network, comprises a range of community groups, all concerned about real action on climate change.

Melbourne has recently been shrouded in smoke haze from the worst bushfires the country has faced. Our suburbs are getting hotter and we are losing cooling trees to new housing developments. Flooding events will increase in our low-lying areas due to sea level rise and ongoing stormwater challenges.

Come and join with other residents of Port Phillip and Bayside to hear about the local impacts of climate change for our communities.

Both Port Phillip and Bayside Councils have declared a Climate Emergency. What does this mean and how can the community participate in action for a better future?

WHO ARE THE SPEAKERS?

Hear from the experts and participate in a discussion with the speakers to follow.

Professor Nigel Tapper

Professor Nigel Tapper completed his PhD on urban climate, a subject matter that was distinctly unsexy at the time. Now, thirty years later and on a warmer planet, Nigel is involved in an expert panel on infrastructure and settlement of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and the Cities as Water Supply Catchments program, helping to bring down the mercury in our urban areas and the planet as a whole. The Cities as Water Supply Catchments is a multi-disciplinary, multi-faculty program funded by the state science agenda and the federal water . . .  READ MORE

Lalitha Ramachandran

Lalitha Ramachandran was Senior Project Manager in Sustainability at the City of Port Phillip between 2005 and 2015. She operates her own environment consultancy, Ecosens, and for the last two years she has been based in South East Water as Technical Project Manager.

Lalitha was instrumental in work carried out by the Port Phillip Council on both heat and flood issues, and her work since then has built on this experience in addressing these complex issues. . . . READ MORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Rob Gell AM FRGS FEIANZ

Rob Gell is a geographer and specifically a coastal geomorphologist, specialising in the environmental processes that continually shape our coastlines. As such, he has an expert understanding of the Victorian coastline and its formation.

In his professional life he works as an environmental and communications consultant and is an Executive Director of ReThink Sustainability Pty Ltd. and a director of Attentis Technology, an advanced, real time, sensor and intelligence network technology . . . READ MORE. . .

WHO IS THE MODERATOR?

Esther AbramEsther Abram has over 20 years experience in the not for profit sector, working in senior leadership roles for environmental and philanthropic organisations.

Esther is the Giving Green Manager at the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network. Esther has worked with the AEGN for three years, resourcing funder collaborations and supporting members to build their understanding of environmental issues and environmental organisations. READ MORE

SUMMARY OF WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

WHEN. . . . . . Saturday 29 February 2020, 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm
WHERE . . . .  Phoenix Theatre, Elwood College, 101 Glen Huntly Rd, Elwood (MAP)
TICKETS . . . . A free event with tickets available on EVENTBRITE.
FACEBOOK. . The event page to share is here on FACEBOOK.

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