For ATA members in the Melbourne area and surrounds.
ATA Melbourne branch meeting - Rethinking CementNovember 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm
When: Wednesday 15 November 2017, Arrive at 6.45pm for 7:00pm.
Where: Room 6, Level 4, Building 80 'Swanston Academic Building', RMIT, 445 Swanston St, Melbourne CBD.
Note the change of location.
How to get there: We would recommend travelling to this meeting via public transport:
Train to Melbourne Central Station and then walk around the corner to Building 80 (map).
Short tram trip from Flinders St Station: Catch any tram heading north on Swanston St from Flinders St Station (ie. Tram routes: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72). Hop off at Stop 7.
Maps: You can find a Google map here, a campus map here and a mobility/access map here. (You can read more about the award-winning 'Building 80' here.)
Cost: Free. A gold coin donation would be appreciated.
Presenter: Michael Lord, Beyond Zero Emissions
Cement-making is currently responsible for 8% of global emissions, and this proportion is set to rise significantly by 2050. Cement-related emissions are often cited as being too difficult to tackle.
Beyond Zero Emissions’ research describes a pathway for Australia to reduce cement-related emissions to zero in just 10 years. Australia is well-positioned to lead on zero carbon cement strategies, and then sell these technologies to the rest of the world.
Michael Lord is BZE's Head of Research. He is leading research into a zero carbon industry plan for Australia, and was lead author of the Rethinking Cement report.
Michael joined BZE from an environmental consultancy, where he advised local governments and the private sector on reducing emissions and managing climate risk.
Before that Michael was the infrastructure lead on the UK Government's Climate Ready program, working with energy and transport operators to improve their climate resilience. Michael has also worked in the Climate Change team at the Victorian Government.
You can download Michael's presentation here.
Regards, Chris Moss, Rob Gardner and the committee,