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Decarbonisation Accelerated Summit

Greater Whitsunday Alliance and the Resources Centre of Excellence are hosting the region’s first ever decarbonisation summit on May 23, to help local businesses understand their role in carbon reduction.

Greater Whitsunday Alliance (GW3) CEO Kylie Porter said the Decarbonisation Accelerated Summit is focused on unlocking thinking around decarbonisation and to provide a platform for actionable change across our region’s businesses, industries, and economy.

“This summit will be a pivotal event for our region’s businesses, charting a course towards unlocking new value stream opportunities associated with decarbonisation in the Greater Whitsunday region,

“As the world changes, we want our region to be well on the way to diversify its economic base through decarbonised industries and business practices, ensuring long-term social and economic prosperity.”

The Decarbonisation Accelerated Summit will bring together thought leaders, industry experts, and innovative minds to delve into the transformative potential of decarbonisation.

Bestselling author and international trend specialist Michael McQueen will be one of the day’s featured keynotes. He will provide insight into the shifts toward a decarbonised world and how local change can have a global impact.

The summit will also hear from sustainable development specialist and founder of ThinkZero Cle-Anne Gabriel who will give businesses the tools to commence their net zero journeys but will also explore case studies from her own experiences and where businesses have successfully changed to a decarbonised future.

Also featured in the summit program will be some of Australia’s leading decarbonisation experts and leaders from industry and government including BHP, Clean Energy Council, Main Sequence, Sedgman, Cauldron and the Sustainable Minerals Institute.

The Decarbonisation Accelerated Summit is a joint initiative of the Resources Centre of Excellence (RCOE) and Greater Whitsunday Alliance (GW3).

RCOE CEO Steven Boxall said the summit is an initial step for businesses, especially those in the METS sector to take, as we support the region’s industries to decarbonise.

“Our focus is to drive innovation and collaboration and rapidly accelerate our region’s adoption of low carbon activities, initiatives, and product development within all sectors.

“The summit will transform regional business and industry thinking and fast track our region’s approach to climate positive action.”

Tickets for the Decarbonisation Accelerated Summit are on sale now. Date: Thursday 23 May 2024 Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm Venue: Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre

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