Living In The Clean Economy

Living in the Clean Economy
Thursday, October 31, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn

Lighter Footprints is excited to present Prof Tom Kompas and Prof Peter Newman on the benefits of a low carbon economy, and the case for a faster transition.

Tom Kompas is an expert in Environmental Economics and was the lead author of a high level business case on a faster transition to a clean economy for Victoria and Queensland. His work details avoiding the massive costs of inaction (conservatively $584 billion by 2030), and three to one benefits for faster action. Peter Newman AO is an IPCC Lead Author and a much lauded sustainability expert. He will bring global perspectives and a vision of what living the clean economy could bring to communities.

Tom Kompas is the Professor of Environmental Economics and Biosecurity at the University of Melbourne. His recent work for Victoria and Queensland details strong benefits of moving quickly to a clean economy, avoiding the massive costs of inaction (conservatively $584 billion by 2030), and putting our State in a much better position for investment and jobs, with lowered energy costs, better quality of life and health and improved agricultural prospects.

Peter Newman, AO, is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University and an IPCC Lead Author. He will be travelling back from an IPCC meet at Hanoi and will be able to provide global perspectives as well as a strong background in future design – reimagining living in a clean economy.

Our high profile panel will consider the economic potential of the clean energy transition and strong climate action in depth. We look forward to your contribution to the discussion through our online audience question process.

Thursday October 31st, 7-9pm, Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn – we would very much appreciate your early arrival due to the large number of people attending!

Contact Person: Carolyn Ingvarson,, 0411 115 186