This one-day forum brings together government, industry and academia to explain and explore how the low carbon economy is being activated to spur innovation in regional Australia. Speakers will discuss issues and case studies that demonstrate how regional industries can benefit from the transition to a low carbon economy. Topics covered will include the role and impact of renewable energy in the regions; the nature and benefits of a circular economy and what this means for business and government; the importance of a low carbon economy to regional and rural Australia; and how all of these will combine to embrace new industries and create local employment in the Parkes Special Activation Precinct and accelerate our transition to a prosperous low carbon future.
The forum sessions will revolve around the following core themes:
Activating the low carbon economy
Accelerating the transition to net zero carbon
Understanding the benefits of the circular economy
Maximizing the potential of the Parkes Special Activation Precinct
Parkes Shire Council is committed to support the development of a low carbon economy in Regional NSW and excited by the opportunities arising for local businesses and communities from the Special Activation Precinct. The forum is designed to bring together key local and regional stakeholders to collaborate, share ideas and support low carbon innovation in the regions.
The forum will take place in Parkes on Thursday 19 August 2021.