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Queensland Climate Summit

12:00AM, 21 October 2009
12:00AM, 21 October 2009
To Be Confirmed
Queensland Climate Summit


4 November 2009

Parliament House, Brisbane

The Queensland Climate Summit, co-organised by The Climate Group and the Queensland Government, will be a leadership platform for senior business executives, policy leaders and stakeholders to discuss the emerging low carbon economy. Business leaders and experts will present their insights on a range of relevant themes through a series of moderated panel discussions with the Queensland Premier and key Ministers.

With the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen only a month away, the Summit will provide a timely focus on the imminent changes that may arise from a new Global Deal on greenhouse emissions reductions, what it will mean for Queensland and how the State can take advantage of business opportunities and continue to play a leadership role.

The event will be preceded by a reception on the 3rd of November to launch The Business Guide to the Low Carbon Economy: Queensland, a joint publication of ARUP and The Climate Group. Results of Carbon Outlook, a study into the preparedness of Queensland businesses to climate change, by KPMG, will also be launched.

Attendance at the Summit is by invitation only.

Speakers to date include:

Hon Anna Bligh MP, Premier of Queensland

Hon Kate Jones MP, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability

Hon Andrew Fraser MP, Treasurer and Minister for Employment and Economic Development

Hon Stirling Hinchliffe MP, Minister for Infrastructure and Planning

Hon Tim Mulherin MP, Treasurer and Minister for Primary Industries, Fisheries and Rural and Regional Queensland

Prof Tim Flannery, Macquarie University

Steve Howard, CEO, The Climate Group

David Beards, Company Secretary, Bunnings

Robert Hill, Chair, Carbon Trust

Susan Johnston, Special Advisor on Climate Change, Anglo Coal Australia

Peter Hanley, Division Director, Utilities & Climate Change, Macquarie Capital Advisers

Nathan Fabian, CEO, Investor Group on Climate Change

Doug McTaggart, CEO, Queensland Investment Corp

Michael Gill, Director of Internet Services Group, CISCO

Ben Keneally, Head of External Affairs, Better Place Australia

Rick Humphries, Director, Carbon Greening Australia

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