The Climate Change for Good Conference was held on the 1st & 2nd July 2016 at Griffith University Gold Coast campus. Below was the conference program schedule.

Program Schedule

Conference Opening – Welcome to Country

Address by Hon. Dr Steven Miles, Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection.

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Day 1 - Friday 1st July 2016

Times Impacts and opportunities of climate change
08.00 AM - 08.40 AM Registration
08.45 AM - 09.20 AM Welcome to Country - Uncle Graham Dillon, Kombumerri.
Welcome and overview from organisers.
Professor Martin Betts, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Engagement), Griffith University.
Conference Opening Hon. Dr Steven Miles, QLD Minister for Environment & Heritage Protection.
09.20 AM - 09.55 AM

Key Note speakers:
(1) Professor Brendan Mackey, Director, Griffith Climate Change Response Program
(2) Larissa Baldwin, Australian Youth Climate Coalition

09.55 AM - 10.00 AM Q & A
10.00 AM - 10.15 AM Morning Tea
10.15 AM - 10.25 AM Introduction to workshop sessions and process.
10.25 AM - 11.20 AM

Theme 1 Business case and myths
Dr Rob Hales, Program Director, Griffith Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, Griffith University

Theme 2 Investment
Dr Moira Williams, Community Campaigner, 350.org

11.20 AM - 12.10 PM

Workshops with facilitators:

Theme 1 Business
Workshop 1 - Dr Rob Hales Program Director, Griffith Centre for Sustainable Enterprise Innovation
Workshop 2 - Dr Zsuzsa Banhalmi-Zakar, Risk and Insurance
Workshop 3 - Trevor Berrill, Australian Solar Council.

Theme 2 Investment
Workshop 1 - Dr Moira Williams, 350.org & Hope Evans, Simple Ethical Advice
Workshop 2 - Joel Sutton, Beyond Zero Emission
Workshop 3 - Ella McKinlay, Australian Ethical Investment

12.15 PM - 01.00 PM Lunch and networking
01.00 PM - 01.50 PM

Theme 3 Government Policies
Jim Reeves, Director-General, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection

Theme 4 Urban Places and Spaces
Jason Byrne, Associate Professor School of Environment, Griffith University

01.50 PM - 02.40 PM

Workshops with facilitators:

Theme 3 Government Policies
Workshop 1 - Paul Bishop, Councillor, Redland City Council
Workshop 2 - Simon Richardson, Mayor, Byron Shire Council

Theme 4 Urban Places & Spaces
Workshop 1 - Jason Byrne, Associate Professor, School of Planning, Griffith University
Workshop 2 - Ned Wales, Faculty of Society and Design, Bond University
Workshop 3 - Dan Ware, Centre for Coastal Management, Griffith University

02.40 PM - 02.55 PM Afternoon tea
03.00 PM - 03.45 PM

Plenary - Report back on the priority actions from all workshops and Panel discussion. Recognition of volunteer Actioneers

06.30 PM - 08.30 PM Dinner with guest speaker Rod Quantock OAM. Kurrawa Surf Club, Broadbeach.

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Day 2 - Saturday 2nd July 2016

Times Impacts and opportunities of climate change
08.15 AM - 08.45 AM Registration
08.45 AM - 09.10 AM

Ted talk The Earth is Full
Film by Paul Gilding

09.10 AM - 09.50 AM

Theme 5 Health and Welfare
Dr David King, Doctors for the Environment

Theme 6 Food Security
Jerry Coleby-Williams, Gardening Australia

09.50 AM - 10.40 AM

Workshops with facilitators:

Theme 5 Health & Welfare
Workshop 1 - Fiona Armstrong, Climate and Health Alliance
Workshop 2 - Heather Boetto, Social Worker, Charles Sturt University
Workshop 3 - Dr Sally Gillespie, Psychology Safe Climate

Theme 6 Food Security
Workshop 1 - Rob Pekin, Food Connect
Workshop 2 - Roman Spur, Local Sustainability
Workshop 3 - Dave Forrest, Organic Farming

10.40 AM - 10.55 AM Morning Tea
11.00 AM - 11.40 AM

Theme 7 Conservation Panel
Professor Catherine Pickering, Griffith University
Professor Jean-Marc Hero, Griffith University
Dr Wade Hadwen, Griffith University

Theme 8 Sustainable Tourism
Professor Susanne Becken, School of Tourism, Griffith University

11.45 AM - 12.35 PM

Workshops with facilitators:

Theme 7 Conservation
Workshop 1 - (Flora) Professor Catherine Pickering, Griffith University
Workshop 2 - (Fauna) Professor Jean-Marc Hero, Griffith University
Workshop 3 - Water) Dr Wade Hadwen, Griffith University
Workshop 4 - (Marine) Heidi Taylor, Tangaroa Blue

Theme 8 Sustainable Tourism
Workshop 1 - Dr Pascal Scherrer, School of Tourism, Southern Cross University
Workshop 2 - Dr Alexandra Coglan, School of Tourism, Griffith University

12.35 PM - 01.20 PM Lunch and networking
01.20 PM - 02.20 PM

Plenary Reporting back of priority actions.

Summary of State of the World post Paris/State of Australia/State of Gold Coast

02.20 PM - 02.50 PM Meeting of action groups and mentor group

Location

Location: G17 Lecture Theatre No.4, Griffith University, Gold Coast campus, Queensland.

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