We want to hear directly from you. What actions do you and your organisation consider the highest priority to rapidly reduce Newcastle’s Greenhouse gas emissions? How can our city play its part in the national and global effort? What great initiatives are being developed or being implemented? What else is necessary?
The summit will bring together diverse organisations to develop a comprehensive strategy to reduce Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Newcastle. This will be the first city-wide strategy with emission reduction actions for transport and waste, households, commerce and industry.
In a context where a wide spectrum of voices are now talking about this issue as an emergency, would you find it useful to hear from local scientific, policy and activist experts and have your voice heard on ways to come together across sectors and interests to address this threat?
Convened by a coalition of community, business, industry, and government, the inaugural Newcastle Climate Action Summit aims to:
Engender the active involvement of large numbers of community members and leaders, including business, industry and all levels of government
Bring together diverse communities who have not participated in developing climate plans: young people; Aboriginal community members; culturally and linguistically diverse community members; people with disability
Create increased awareness and commitment to the reduction of GHG emissions (e.g. businesses, council and other stakeholders committing to specific actions with measurable impact)
Present emission reduction strategies for transport, waste, household, commercial and industrial sectors developed as part of the Newcastle Emission Reduction Plan project.
Gain feedback from the public and key stakeholders on emission reduction strategies through Table Talks.
Develop a comprehensive plan to reduce GHG emissions in Newcastle
Facilitate the combining of forces in multiple ways to forward Newcastle's response to bringing Australia's emission reduction commitments in line with what is required to arrest the worst effects of climate change; and
Build the local response to addressing the reduction of GHG emissions in the short term, that is, within the next 10 years.
If you care or advocate for communities in this space, you need to be there. Are you a community, business, industry, government or other public sector group that would like to be involved in contributing to this event? Would you like to contribute to a 20 minute stream or host a Table Talk on one of the Summit topics?:
OPPORTUNITY 1: PRESENTATION - Formal 15 minute presentation followed by 5 mins of questions addressing the questions:
In reducing GHG emissions, which area is of most concern to you;
Who you need to do it (policy / government / person); and
What your plans are to make this happen & what you want help with.
OPPORTUNITY 2: TABLETALK - An informal 10 minute chat with interested delegates around a table where you share in a conversational style:
What matters most to you & your people about reducing GHG emissions;
What you think needs to be done; and
What your plans are to make this happen.
For the table talk we are seeking representation from the following groups:
Transport: Transport industry, Freight and Logisitcs, Public Transport, Active Transport and E-mobility advocates, public transport companies; Transport for NSW; Rail, Tram and Bus Union, Automative Advocacy organisations, Electric Vehicle Advocacy organisations, Travel Industry
Waste: Waste and resource recovery managers, Waste to energy advocates, Private waste companies, Foodbanks, Supermarkets.
Residential: Tenants Advocacy, Social Housing providers and advocates, Town Planners,
Commercial: Businesses, Small-medium enterprises, chambers of commerce, business improvement associations
Industry: Industry and Manufacturing companies, Consultative committees, Chemical companies, Cement Production, Metal Manufactures, Refrigeration companies
Click on the following button to register your interest as a presenter at The Newcastle Climate Action Summit