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ANU climate update

Summary: A February 12 half-day conference, hosted by the Australian National University.
When: Wednesday, 12 February, 2020
Location: Canberra
Website: Full details here

A February 12 half-day conference, hosted by the Australian National University.

"ANU Climate Update 2020 will present an overview of how our climate is changing in Australia and around the world and how we can respond to these changes. You'll hear from climate experts and those both researching and driving the transition to a low carbon society. The event will bring together policymakers, business people, researchers, students, media and the wider community.

Part 1 will provide a global overview of how our climate changed in 2019, including a focus on extreme events and health impacts.

Part 2 will discuss ideas for how we can transition to a low carbon future."

2020 North Australia savanna fire forum

Summary: A February 18 one-day event in Darwin, hosted by the Indigenous Carbon Industry Network.
When: Tuesday, 18 February, 2020
Location: Darwin
Website: Full details here

A February 18 one-day event in Darwin, hosted by the Indigenous Carbon Industry Network.

"After experiencing an extreme fire season in 2019, it has never been more important to get together to share knowledge to improve our understanding and practice of savanna fire management.

The forum is of interest to Indigenous land managers, rangers, fire practitioners, park managers, pastoralists, scientists, program managers,carbon industry practitioners or anyone working in the fire management and carbon sector.

In response to feedback that participants would like more opportunities to discuss particular issues affecting savanna fire management, this year’s program will include both plenary sessions and dedicated workshops."

NSW environment management workshop

Summary: A February 18 and 19 workshop in Sydney, hosted by the Australian Sustainable Business Group.
When: 18 - 19 February, 2020
Location: Sydney
Website: Full details here

A February 18 and 19 workshop in Sydney, hosted by the Australian Sustainable Business Group.

Energy investment: Large-scale solar, pumped hydro, and battery storage

Summary: A two-day conference in Sydney, hosted by Informa.
When: 25 - 26 February, 2020
Location: Sydney
Website: Full details here

A February 25 and 26 trio of conferences in Sydney, hosted by Informa.

Speakers include Malcolm Turnbull, NSW Energy and Environment Minister Matt Kean, AEMO's Dr Alex Wonhas, and the Clean Energy Regulator's Mark Williamson.

2020 AEBN national conference: Environment, climate change and energy

Summary: New compliance obligations and funding across Australia for business in 2020
When: Friday, 06 March, 2020
Location: Sydney
Website: Full details here

A one-day conference hosted by the Australian Environment Business Network. Speakers include EPA Victoria chief executive Dr Cathy Wilkinson.

"A number of significant changes from across Australia on environmental laws are currently taking place and are scheduled for released in 2020.

"In particular, the commencement of the new Victorian Environment Protection Act on 1 July 2020, and Federal policies in the areas of Energy and Waste. The changes throughout Australia will require businesses to modify the way they manage their organisation’s environmental responsibilities."

Australian hydrogen conference

Summary: A two-day conference in Melbourne, hosted by Informa.
When: 30 - 31 March, 2020
Location: Melbourne
Website: Full details here

A March 30 and 31 two-day conference in Melbourne, hosted by Informa.

"This event will explore the latest hydrogen energy developments in Australia, along with our international export opportunities.

Australia is set to become a world leader in hydrogen production and exports thanks the release of the National Hydrogen Strategy, which includes a $370 million funding package from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Australian Renewable Energy Agency to grow an innovative, safe and competitive hydrogen industry in Australia.

This industry conference – which has the full support of the Australian Hydrogen Council – has been perfectly timed to discuss the outcomes of the newly released National Hydrogen Strategy. Join us to listen to key stakeholders from across the private and public sectors discuss the latest developments and initiatives in the hydrogen sector. This event will be THE key meeting place for Australia’s emerging hydrogen industry."

Wind industry forum 2020

Summary: A one-day forum in Melbourne, hosted by the Clean Energy Council.
When: Tuesday, 31 March, 2020
Location: Melbourne
Website: Full details here

A March 31 one-day forum in Melbourne, hosted by the Clean Energy Council.

"Join Australia's premier wind energy specialists for a day of knowledge sharing and networking, featuring in-depth sessions on all the opportunities and technical challenges currently facing the wind sector.

The event provides industry professionals with the opportunity to learn from each other and celebrate the sector's achievements. Network with industry leaders in policy, grid and system strength, construction and safety, asset management, social licence and more.

This event is a must-attend for all Australian wind energy experts."

National sustainability conference

Summary: A two-day April 27 and 28 conference in Brisbane, hosted by the Association for Sustainability in Business.
When: 27 - 28 April, 2020
Website: Full details here

A two-day April 27 and 28 conference in Brisbane, hosted by the Association for Sustainability in Business.

Large-scale solar forum 2020

Summary: A one-day May 14 forum in Brisbane, hosted by the Clean Energy Council.
When: Thursday, 14 May, 2020
Website: Full details here

A one-day May 14 event in Brisbane, hosted by the Clean Energy Council.

"The large-scale solar forum is Australia's premier technical large-scale solar event, bringing together industry professionals from the solar sector for a full day of knowledge sharing and networking.

Featuring comprehensive sessions discussing the opportunities and challenges currently facing the sector, this event will provide attendees with the chance to learn from their peers as we continue to develop and grow the industry together.

This event is ideal for anyone interested in the technical side of the large-scale solar industry including those operating in policy, grid and system strength, construction and safety, asset management and social licence."

PFAS forum

Summary: A May 29 forum in Sydney, hosted by Informa.
When: Friday, 29 May, 2020
Location: Sydney
Website: Full details here

A May 29 forum in Sydney, hosted by Informa.

"Per-and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) contamination of soil and water is an important issue of significant concern across Australia and around the world. Swathes of agricultural land have been contaminated by PFAS substances being deposited in local water supplies.

Sectors from the Defence to Aviation are now contributing to the hefty remediation costs in an attempt to clean-up contaminated soil and water.

The PFAS Forum set to be held on the 29th May 2019 in Sydney, will bring together representatives from across industries aiming to address the situation alongside the Government environmental departments and remediation companies to explore the best route forward, innovative practices for reducing contamination and routes of collaboration between the sectors."

Australian clean energy summit

Summary: A July 14 and 15 event in Sydney, hosted by the Clean Energy Council.
When: 14 - 15 July, 2020
Location: Sydney
Website: Full details here

A two-day July 14 and 15 summit in Sydney, hosted by the Clean Energy Council.

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