[ASC-list] What really happened in Copenhagen

Mary-anne Waldren maryanne.waldren at asflimited.com.au
Tue Jan 26 23:02:37 UTC 2010

The following events are being run by MOSS around Australia which might be of interest to many of you.  Follow the link below to register if you are interested.
Mary-Anne Waldren

Want to know what really happened in Copenhagen?  Did we seal the deal and what does it mean for Business, Government and Community Organisations?
Copenhagen was a significant milestone in a longer journey.  The global transition to a low carbon economy has begun and is gathering pace.   Copenhagen highlighted that with the commitment by every country to reduce emissions.  For the first time in history there was consensus by global leaders of the science and the need for a global agreement. Business was also seeking immediate action by world governments.

So what does that all mean and will the Copenhagen Accord be strong enough?  What other action is needed to curb global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius?

With a .09 degree increase in temperature across Australia over the last decade, we are well on our way to being one of the countries to be hardest hit by climate change in the world.  Do we want a land constantly ravaged by drought, fire, dust storms, flood, cyclones and storms? Or will we harness the opportunity and build a robust green economy?

Copenhagen showed what was possible.  Around the world progressive businesses and communities are positioning themselves ahead of the curve. Companies such as Coca-Cola, Google, Intel, IBM, Microsoft, Siemens, Dow, HP, Pacific Gas & Electricity, Duke Energy, Goldman Sachs, Chevron, Veolia, BP, Phillips, Whirlpool, GE, Vestas all participated at Copenhagen.  Business stood beside leading local and state governments. Many showcased leadership and commitment to action. Even leading academic institutes such as Yale participated.  

There were over 1000 side events and exhibitions providing the latest thought leadership and technologies. Let us save you thousands of dollars and weeks of your time by providing you a snap shot of the key learning's from the largest environmental conference in the world. Join UNFCCC COP 15 delegates:

PERTH - Friday 29th January 8.45am to 11am @ RAC WA Head Office, Kimberly Room, Level 5, 832 Wellington Street, West Perth. 
MELBOURNE - Tuesday 2nd February 8.45am to 11am @ DLA Phillips Fox, Level 21, 140 William Street, Melbourne CBD
CANBERRA - Wednesday 3rd February 8.45am to 11am @ DLA Phillips Fox, Level 3, 55 Wentworth Ave, Kingston, ACT
BRISBANE - Friday 5th February 8.45am - 11am @ Gardens Theatre Foyer , QUT Gardens Point Campus, 2 George Street (next to City Botanic Gardens)
SYDNEY - Thursday 11th February 8.45am - 11am @ DLA Phillips Fox Level 38, 201 Elizabeth Street, Sydney CBD
ADELAIDE – Details will soon be released
HOBART - Details will soon be released
WELLINGTON / AUCKLAND - Details will soon be released

To download programs and for details on registration, Refer http://www.moss.org.au/servlet/Web?s=1999965&action=changePage&pageID=952274957


Mary-Anne Waldren
Executive Director
Australian Science Festival
PO Box 193
Civic Square ACT 2603
02 6205 0588
041 234 0622

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