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greenhouse symposium, book launch and film
Jun 21st, 2007 at 12:55pm
Just got this emailed to me. See page 11 of the Diesendorf report for a breakdown of emissions by end use and some economic considerations for reducing greenhouse emissions.

Two great events – on 29 June and 2 July – organised by the Queensland
Conservation Council:

1) Free Symposium and Book launch


5.30pm, Monday 2nd July   

QUT Gardens Point, Building B, Room 117

You may have seen Dr Mark Diesendorf's report for WWF and QCC in mid 2005
entitled "Queensland's Clean Energy Future".

In that report Dr Diesendorf demonstrated that there was no need to build
the Kogan Creek power station as a combination of efficiency and currently
available renewable technology could easily take its place.  This report is
still available at:

Dr Diesendorf has just released a new book: "Greenhouse Solutions with
Sustainable Energy"

and Queensland Conservation, along with Friends of the Earth and the
Queensland Sustainable Energy Industry Development Group are pleased to host
the Queensland launch.

The evening will also involve a discussion between Dr Diesendorf and
Professor Ian Lowe on sustainable energy technologies and the policies
needed at federal and state levels to implement them.

You can download a flyer for this event at

To attend this free symposium and book launch please contact Dominique at
QCC on 3221 0188 or email admin@qccqld. <>

2) FILM screening – Schonell, UQ


A film fundraiser for Queensland Conservation

6.30pm Friday 29 June

Schonell Cinema UQ

If you're a fan of 'At the Movies' you will have seen their review of this
important film last week.

Queensland Conservation is proud to announce an exclusive showing of the
movie with an introduction by Bruce Robinson, the convener of The
Association for the Study of Peak Oil in Australia (ASPO - Australia) and a
panel discussion at the end.

Tickets are $20 and places are limited so please register your interest with
Dominique on 3221 0188 or email admin@qccqld. <>

You can learn more about the movie at the website www.oilcrashmovie.
<> com

For the record Margaret gave it 4½ stars and David 3½
<> au/atthemovies

Queensland Conservation was working with the Conservation Councils of
Australia on a new Climate Change campaign.

This campaign, Te Big Switch is just about ready to go.

If you'd like to be a part of the biggest Climate Change Campaign that
Australia has ever seen, please visit www.thebigswitch.
<> and register now.

Jeff Poole
Supporter Services Coordinator
Queensland Conservation

Create Queensland's Future! Donate today at https://www.
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climate change workshops
Reply #1 - Jul 23rd, 2007 at 11:19am
Sunday | 29 July | 9:30am - 4pm
Ecocentre | Griffith University | Nathan Campus

Concerned about climate change and how to bring about
effective action? Want to get active in your community?

To address the urgent issue of climate change, we need to take action
both on an individual level and as citizens engaged in political

This event will give you the opportunity to connect and engage with
other people who are creating positive social change.


* Lobbying

* Clean energy

* Sustainable transport

* Strategising

* Indigenous perspectives

* Climate justice

* Food

* Climate change... and more!


* Trevor Berill | Alternative Technology Association

* James Wheelan | The Change Agency

* Kelly-Ann Wickham | Queensland Greens

* Tristan Peach | Community Action for Sustainable Transport

Entry by donation | Morning tea & lunch provided
Numbers limited | Registration essential

For more information email
Take the 120 bus from stop A4 under the Myer Centre.
This event is organised by a coalition of Brisbane environment
and climate action groups.

Speaker: Anna Cleary. Fourth Year Environmental Eningeering Student.

Title: `Cooling effects of Green Roofs`

Tuesday, 24 July 2007, UQ

Green Roofs (vegetated roofscapes) offer a way to mitigate the effects of our ‘concrete jungle’ cities. They can sequester carbon dioxide, reduce the amount of stormwater runoff, and decrease the energy requirements of buildings. Green Roofs, when widely implement, offer a potential solution to the ‘Urban Heat Island Effect’ - the phenomenon of increased temperature in cities compared to the surrounding rural areas. This seminar will focus on the cooling effects of Green Roofs, the potential for this concept in the Brisbane climate, and an overview of the proposed green space for the Hawken Building.
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Climate Change - What are the Real Alternatives?
Reply #2 - Sep 18th, 2007 at 3:02pm
QLD DIVISION ATSE MEETING - "Climate Change - What are the Real

Date:          Thursday 20 September 2007, 6:30pm
Where:       The Staff Club, Staff House Road, The University of
Speaker:    Professor Robin J Batterham
Title:            "Climate Change - What are the real alternatives?"

Professor Robin Batterham was Chief Scientist to the Australian Federal
Government from 1999 to 2005 on a part-time basis.  As Chief Scientist,
Dr Batterham provided advice on science, technology and innovation
issues to the Australian Government.  The Chief Scientist was involved
in reviews of tropical marine science, Australia's science capability
the external earnings of the major federally funded research agencies,
the national research priorities, research quality et al; provided a
link between Australian Government and science, engineering, innovation
and industry groups; was Executive Officer of the Prime Minister's
Science, Engineering and Innovation Council (PMSEIC).  Professor
Batterham remains a member of PMSEIC.

Professor Batterham is Global Practice Leader - Innovation, Operational
& Technical Excellence, Rio Tinto Limited and a Professorial Fellow in
the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the University
of Melbourne.  As Global Practice Leader - Innovation, Professor
Batterham is responsible for research and development and for delivering
step change technologies into the operations.

He has had a distinguished career in research and technology, in the
public and private sectors.  He worked with CSIRO in areas such as
mining, mineral processing, mineral agglomeration processes, and iron

From 1988, Professor Batterham has held senior positions in Technology
Development with CRA Limited, now Rio Tinto Limited.  During this time,
he led the development of a processing route for what is now recognised
as the world's largest economic zinc mineralisation.  He also
contributed significantly to the HIsmelt process to develop a novel
direct smelting technology for iron making.

Professor Batterham is Past President of the Institution of Chemical
Engineers; is Chairman of the International Network for Acid Prevention;
and President of the National Science Summer School; Vice President of
the International Mineral Processing Congress; and currently is
President of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and
Engineering (ATSE).

Fellowships and offices in major professional societies include:
*         Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science
*         Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and
*         Corresponding Fellow of the Swiss Academy of Engineering
*         Foreign Fellow Royal Academy of Engineering
*         Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Engineering (USA)
*         Fellow Institution of Chemical Engineers
*         Fellow Institute of Engineers Australia
*         Fellow Australian Institute of Management
*         Fellow Iron & Steel Society America
*         Fellow Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
*         Fellow of Australian Institute of Company Directors
*         President (Honorary) of the National Youth Science Foundation
(Summer School)
*         President of the International Mineral Processing Congress,
1991-94 and 2010, and Vice President of IMPC

Professor Batterham has given some hundreds of invited keynote lectures,
has been a member of a number of major reviews of higher education and
government research organisations, and has produced nearly 200 papers,
publications and patents.  He was editor for 12 years of the
International Journal of Applied Mathematical Modelling and is a
recipient of the Kernot medal from Melbourne University, the Chemeca
Medal and the AusIMM Institute Medal 2004.

Professor Batterham is also an organist, holding a position at Scots
Church in Melbourne.
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