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Melbourne Conference

12:00AM, 01 April 2005
12:00AM, 01 April 2005
To Be Confirmed
Melbourne Conference

On April 6th, The Climate Group held The Climate Conference in Melbourne, attended by business and government leaders from Australia and overseas, and hosted by the Victorian Government - a founding member of The Climate Group.

As Steve Bracks, Premier of Victoria stated, "Victoria is very proud to be able to host the international Climate Conference. It provides a valuable opportunity to strengthen the global response to climate change through sharing knowledge and widening networks."

The 300 delegates consisted of key decision makers and stakeholders on the issue; these participants were enthused with proceedings and through discussions have committed to act further on the momentum initiated by the conference.

For more details on the event please see the Conference Report, and the attached speaker presentations:

. Michael Northrop, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

. Dr. Vicky Pope, Hadley Centre

. Chris Leigh, UK Dept. for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

. Peter Fischer, German Foreign Office

. John Shea, New England Governors' Conference

. Steve Bracks, Premier, Victoria

. Bill Breckenridge, Eastern Canadian Premiers' Secretariat

. Michelle Wyman Pawar, ICLEI USA

. Richard Yank, Alcan Australia

. Bruce Thomas, Swiss Re Asia

. Tony Wood, Origin Energy

. Elayne Grace, Insurance Australia Group

. Dr Fiona Wild, BP Australia

. Roberta Hotinski, Princeton University

> Game Instructions

> Digital Voting Results

> Wedge Worksheet Results

> Final Stabilisation Triangle

As part of the afternoon programme, the conference delegates participated in a Stabilisation Wegdes Game, based around the work of Princeton University's Carbon Mitigation Initiative. For more information please see the attached:

To coincide with the conference NorthSouthEastWest a new photographic exhibition, designed as a wake up call on climate change, opened at Melbourne's Federation Square on April 5th.

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