This opening panel will look at the goals, progress and outlook for the NSW Net Zero Plan. Speakers will discuss the job creation and economic growth to be generated from delivering the plan and highlight the need and opportunity for large corporations and financial institutions to invest in this.
Massive investment in net zero infrastructure and technologies will be critical to future growth and to accelerating the transition to net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest. This panel will discuss a roadmap for the finance sector to deliver this investment.
This panel will look at how the Australian Technology Investment Roadmap can prioritise investments and provide a framework for decarbonising major industries. With raised ambition for 2030 and 2050 targets going into COP 26, the panel will discuss the role of critical technology investment in accelerating national pathways to net zero.
First Nations people across the world are disproportionally affected by the impacts of climate change. Their knowledge and observations can be central to solving this. This panel will discuss the potential for traditional climate and nature-based practices that have existed for thousands of years to drive future indigenous-led innovation, entrepreneurship, and solutions to rebalance the planet.
This panel of Chief Executive Officers from leading corporations in NSW will share insights into their companies' net zero plans and how this is driving business transformation, performance and opportunities for growth.
Climate-related risk disclosure can be a catalyst for action, competitiveness, and business growth. This panel will discuss the opportunities for large corporations that fully disclose their climate-related financial risks and how this can be a driver for net zero transition plans and investment.
Keith Tuffley, Global Co-Head, Sustainability & Corporate Transitions Group, Citi and Andrew Forrest AO, Chair & Founder, Fortescue Metals Group, Fortescue Future Industries, Minderoo Foundation & Tattarang
Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group & Co-Chair, The B Team and Mike Cannon-Brookes, Co-founder & Co-Chief Executive Officer, Atlassian
Alison Rowe, Managing Director, The Nature Conservancy and Rene Woods, Conservation Project Officer, The Nature Conservancy
As centres of economic growth and innovation, cities are producing the technologies and tools that will build greater climate resilience and drive future job creation and opportunity. This panel brings together two city leaders from Sydney and Hobart who will share how policy and collaboration can support climate innovation and discuss the opportunity for replicating and scaling these solutions across city networks.
Andrew Steer, President & Chief Executive Officer, Bezos Earth Fund
Rapid innovation will be critical to accelerating net zero plans while emissions reduction technologies will need to scale faster and further than any other technologies before them. This panel will address the challenges and opportunities in getting these technologies funded and to scale.
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