Net Zero: Investing in the Future

Conservatorium Theatre, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

Summary

For quite some time we have been on a slow-moving boat headed straight for the rocks of climate change. And for most of that time, governments of the world have done little to try and change course.

Achieving Net Zero any time soon will take a considerable effort. Should we just wait?

Not according to an increasing number of business leaders, investors and activists who are jumping into the policy void and trying to right the ship, often putting their own money on the line in the process.

Can we buy our way out of impending disaster using an increasingly common coalition of science, technology and big investment? Australia’s Chief Scientist, Cathy Foley, Fortescue Future Industries Founder, Andrew (Twiggy) Forrest, humourist, Dan Ilic and others discuss how science, private enterprise and activism are stepping up with big ideas and large investments in technology to accelerate the pace of change.

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Dan Ilic

Dan Ilic

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Dan Ilic

‘Investigative Humourist’ Dan Ilic is one of Australia's most prolific comedy voices, known for his work across TV, film, radio and stage – both at home and abroad. Host of...

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Cathy Foley AO PSM

Cathy Foley AO PSM

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Cathy Foley AO PSM

Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM commenced as Australia’s ninth Chief Scientist in January 2021 after an extensive career at Australia’s national science agency, the CSIRO. Dr Foley is an internationally...

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Chris Fleming

Chris Fleming

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Chris Fleming

Chris Fleming is a Professor of Economics and Dean (Research) at the Griffith Business School. He teaches, researches, consults and provides public policy advice on the economic determinants of wellbeing...

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Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest

Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest

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Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest

As Founder and Chairman, Dr Andrew Forrest AO has led Fortescue Metals Group from inception to a US$60 billion listed natural resources company that’s invested more than US$40 billion developing...

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Donna Green

Donna Green

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Donna Green

Associate Professor Donna Green was a founding member of the Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW. She conducts solutions focused research on climate impacts, energy policy, public health and air pollution....

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SUPPORTING LEARNING RESOURCES

Problematic Polymers: Teacher Resource

It can be difficult to imagine modern life without plastic. Despite its many uses, plastic has been criticised for its detrimental effects on our planet. This resource contains teacher notes, student activities and curriculum links.

Contains curriculum links to:
Years 5-10 
Biology, Chemistry, Geography

House, Sustainable Design Loan Kit

Some of earth’s resources are renewable, while others are non-renewable. This sustainably designed house model is available to loan.

Contains curriculum links to:
Years 4, 6, 7
Physics 

Future of Rail: A Design Challenge

In this activity, students design and develop a ‘clean’ train and rail system used to transport valuable collection items between metropolitan and regional museums across the state.

Contains curriculum links to:
Year 6
Physics 

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Cost

Adult $35

Concession $30

Livestream $10

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Location

Conservatorium Theatre, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, South Brisbane, QLD,

Age Recommendation

Adults

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