Log in

Event details

Transitioning to Net Zero Emissions

  • 13 Feb 2020
  • 17:30 - 19:30
  • TBA
  • 65


  • Guest tickets purchased prior to day of event.
  • Member tickets purchased prior to week of event.


To meet our collective objective of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees celsius we need to make significant changes. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) would need to fall by about 45 percent from 2010 levels by 2030, reaching net zero around 2050.

Global warming is in large part, an energy issue. In Australia, the electricity and stationary energy (fuels like gas consumed directly rather than used for

electricity) sectors account for more than half our emissions. Yet energy is a hallmark of modern living. We are continually consuming it as we work, play, create, eat and live.

As more businesses, organisations and groups pledge their commitment to net zero emissions, we need to understand the pathway to get us there, particularly in how we will meet our energy requirements.

Join us for this event as our panel discuss:

  • Improving transparency and renewable energy use
  • Using energy more efficiently
  • Smarter procurement of energy
  • Moving beyond carbon neutral to carbon negative

Event partner - Schneider Electric


Vanessa Petrie - CEO, Beyond Zero Emissions

Vanessa is the CEO of Beyond Zero Emissions. She has extensive experience leading policy, strategy and infrastructure planning, specialising in sustainability. Well known for being a collaborator, Vanessa brings people, knowledge and ideas together to spark the change we need in a zero carbon world.

Vanessa joined Beyond Zero Emissions in early 2017, and in that time has partnered with her team to successfully launch Rethinking Cement, Electrifying Industry, The 10 Gigawatt Vision, Collie at the Crossroads, Zero Carbon Communities Guide and the 2018 Australian Local Government Climate Review.

Prior to joining BZE, Vanessa worked in diverse roles across State and local Government.

Vanessa is a Board Director of the Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource Recovery Group, and a committee member of Climate Emergency Darebin and The Ross House Association. She has a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering from RMIT and a Master of Environment from Melbourne University.

Other panelists TBA

Ticket price includes drinks, light refreshments and a copy of the event report.




The Cluster,
Level 17, 31 Queen Street
Melbourne, Victoria

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software