Local Climate Local Change Conference 2010

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Are you concerned about the effect of Climate Change on local communities?

Would you like to know how local communities and councils are approaching Climate Change?

Do you want to learn from others and how they have actively prepared for Climate Change?

Blue Mountains City Council is hosting the inaugural Local Climate Local Change Conference in August 2010. This conference is tipped to be the ‘how to’ of climate change, offering a one stop shop for climate change adaptation and mitigation actions, as well as attitudes and information that show the frontline actions from local communities and councils around Australia.

“The Conference is a learning opportunity for all interested climate change practitioners irrespective of their private or public sector, academic or technical affiliations,” said Blue Mountains Mayor Adam Searle. “It is an opportunity to come together to learn about and exchange views on the efforts of local communities and councils in facilitating their community’s readiness for climate change.”

www.localclimatechangeconference.com is the gateway to all conference news and information, including guest speakers and program details.

For further information on the Local Climate Local Change Conference contact the Conference Secretariat, Conexion Event Management, on (02) 9518 7722 or email lclc2010@conexion.com.au

The community climate challenge

With the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit not delivering the desired outcome for the Australian and global community, it is time again for our communities to tackle the climate change issue. The Local Climate Local Change Conference is very timely, as it is now very clear that communities and councils will be the ones to take responsibility for dealing with climate change.

Who will attend the conference?

Everyone and anyone that is involved and interested in the transition to a climate change future. The conference will relate to all those interested in the efforts of local communities in adapting and mitigating for climate change, including professional practitioners, Local, State and Federal Government officers, academics, community climate change organisations, eco-ambassadors, the green economy sector, clean technology businesses, the tourism industry, suppliers to Local Government and the community.

Conference themes

  • Adapting and Mitigating for Climate Change
  • Communications and Advocacy for Climate Change
  • Emergency Management

Within each of these Conference streams, presentations will focus on the following themes:

  • Managing Natural Resources
  • Managing the Built Environment
  • Managing Community Action

A diverse range of trade displays and an extensive Conference social program will compliment the Conference themes.

Study tour program

A diverse selection of study tours has been arranged to ensure delegates have a practical and theoretical experience at the conference. The tours are listed on the conference website and will enable delegates to observe and discuss first hand with professional researchers the impacts of and responses to climate change within the local environment.

What’s so good about this climate change conference?

The Local Climate Local Change conference will offer:

  • one stop shop for climate change adaptation and mitigation actions, perspectives, attitudes and information
  • assistance to practitioners in addressing issues for adaptation and mitigation within their sphere of influence
  • addresses from delegates and organisations involved in leading practice thinking on this issue
  • a chance for delegates to challenge their thinking
  • an opportunity to learn what has worked and what hasn’t when dealing with climate change
  • the latest information and research from researchers investigating the key climate changes issues that need to be addressed
  • tools to assist with implementing new initiatives and actions.

Jack Thompson as conference patron

Blue Mountains City Council is proud to announce that prominent Australian actor and environmentalist Jack Thompson has been appointed as the Conference Patron.

“I’m passionate about making a difference to the environment and climate change through the practical approach of local communities,” Jack enthused.

“I believe this can be achieved through the exchange of information and shared education of like minded individuals at the Local Climate Local Change Conference 2010.

“Blue Mountains City Council and its community are committed to protecting and conserving the environment of the Blue Mountains area. Together they are currently working on implementing significant sustainability initiatives, increasing public awareness and educating the community on the impacts of climate change.

“I appreciate what the local Blue Mountains community and Council are doing to minimise local contribution to climate change and what they are doing to adapt to the impacts of climate change.”

What better place than the Blue Mountains?

Where better than a City within a World Heritage Area to remind everyone what it is that we are trying to protect and to demonstrate the likely impacts of climate change on natural areas, while showcasing the best efforts of the local community and Council.

It’s never been a better time to visit the Blue Mountains!

The Blue Mountains region is located less than two hours from Sydney in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. It is a place of great natural beauty and rich cultural resources.

The Blue Mountains attracts millions of visitors from throughout the world, making it one of the top three tourist destinations in Australia.

How to register

To attend the Local Climate Local Change Conference 2010 please complete the online registration form on the conference website www.localclimatechangeconference.com

Each delegate is required to register individually. Please ensure you read the registration information carefully before registering.