For the first Major Breakfast Seminar to be held on 16 March and titled ‘The Paris Agreement, renewable’s and buildings’, Shane Esmore, Umow Lai Director and Head of Sustainability, will focus on the Agreement and the implications for the Australian building sector.

The Paris Agreement came into force in November 2016, thirty days after the date on which at least 55 Parties to the Convention accounting in total for at least an estimated 55 % of the total global greenhouse gas emissions have deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.

It builds upon the Convention and – for the first time – brings all nations including Australia, into a common cause to undertake take ambitious efforts to combat climate change and adapt to its effects, with enhanced support to assist developing countries to do so, charting a new course in the global climate effort.

“Implementing the resolutions of The Paris Agreement will necessitate some major changes having to be made,” Shane Esmore comments. “A number of them will be contrary to what we have been doing in Australia until now and will thus impact on what we have signed up for. Australia has to meet these commitments even though they have the potential to cause disruption to the industry and existing energy systems, such as using fossil fuels in buildings as natural gas are being phased out.”

If you would like to attend, please contact our Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Naomi Spokes:

Title:             The Paris Agreement, renewables and buildings.

Date:            Thursday, 16 March, 2017, 7.30am for 8.00am start.

Presenter:     Shane Esmore.

Venue:          RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne.

Be on the lookout for the continuing Second and Third Major Breakfast Seminar for 2017.