|Sent on:||Tuesday, September 8, 2009 9:21 PM|
D3SJ* meeting 9 September 2009:
Andrew McNamara: The Politics of Sustainability 2009Andrew McNamara served three terms in the Queensland Parliament as Member for Hervey Bay between 2001 and 2009 and was Minister for Sustainability, Climate Change and Innovation in the previous term of the Bligh Government. He is one of Australia?s leading advocates on the likelihood of peaking world oil supplies and in 2005 came to national prominence as the first mainstream Australian politician to speak out on the issue. He is the Patron of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas in Australia. During his political career, Andrew was a member of Australia?s delegation to the Bali Round of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Chair of the Queensland Government's Oil Vulnerability Taskforce and Deputy Chair of the Premier?s Climate Change Council which included a number of prominent environmentalists and business leaders including Dr Tim Flannery and Professor Ian Lowe. During his time as Minister responsible for the then Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew was responsible for many environmental initiatives, including increasing Queensland?s National Park Target from 5% to 7.5% by 2020, the implementation of the Moreton Bay Marine Park which increased protected no-take areas from .5% to 16%, the move to regulate runoff onto the Great Barrier Reef and energy saving programs such as the Solar Homes Scheme and Climate Smart Homes.
Date & time:Wednesday 9 September 2009
5.30pm - biscuits, coffee/tea
6.00pm - presentation
6.45pm - discussion
7.30pm - meeting concludes
Venue: Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology Boardrooms, 134 Whitmore St (Swann Rd end), Taringa. Go to reception (off upper car park) & signs will direct from there.
Parking is available on site (upper car park- anywhere there is a space or lower car parks in the non reserved spaces).There's also plenty of nearby on-street parking (with no meters/time limit) at that time of day.
Who should attend: Any intelligent person interested in the common good.
*Doctors and Scientists for Sustainability and Social Justice:
We invite participation from all members of the public who agree with the medical and scientific principles that we should use evidence, reason and fairness as the primary means to address the issues facing society
please visitwww.d3sj.org for more information
The EcoCentre is hosting an 'Innovative Sustainable Technologies' Forum, Thursday, September 24th, presentations begin at 6.00pm with refreshments from 5.30pm. The forum is FREE. Please remember to RSVP.
Hope to see you there.