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Disaster resilience and the future of sustainability
Do the 2020 pandemic and bushfire disasters provide us with opportunity to reset, re-evaluate and change our behaviour to create a more sustainable future?
Melbourne School of Engineering and the Faculty of Science warmly invite you to join the Victorian Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability and the Former Head of the National Resilience Taskforce, on a panel with University of Melbourne experts, to explore the future of sustainability.
Participate in the interactive Q&A and listen to a discussion about how we can create a sustainable pathway out of 2020 and build resilience into the future.
- How can we use the events of 2020 as an opportunity to catalyse change?
- What roles can universities and industry play in creating a sustainable and resilient future?
- What does the future of sustainable infrastructure look like and how will it support community resilience?
- How will indigenous knowledge feature in our sustainability redesign?
- Insights from the Victorian, Australian, and United Nations sustainability and resilience frameworks and how they relate.
Introducing our panelists and chair:
Dr Gillian Sparkes – Victorian Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability
Mark Crosweller – Former Head of National Resilience Taskforce and Senior Advisor, KPMG
Prof Abbas Rajabifard – Director of Sustainability, Melbourne School of Engineering, The University of Melbourne
Assoc Prof Michael-Shawn Fletcher – Faculty of Science Deputy Dean, Indigenous, The University of Melbourne
Jennifer Henry (MC) – Senior Manager, Gifts in Wills (STEM) Advancement, The University of Melbourne