Re-energise Australia: A clean jobs summit for local government

Hosted by the Cities Power Partnership, this event will bring together local government leaders and experts to explore local government’s key role in delivering solutions that can rapidly put Australians back to work, reboot the economy, while also tackling long-term challenges like climate change.


10:05am | KEYNOTE: Simon Corbell, Chief Adviser, Energy Estate
The key role of cities and regions in driving jobs growth and investment in a clean economic recovery through local procurement.

10:15am | Helen Haines MP - Independent Federal Member for Indi
How regional communities can achieve energy independence, economic growth and increased resilience.

10:35am | Ella Weisbrot, Researcher, Climate Council
How 76,0000 jobs can be created across Australia, getting people back into the workforce quickly and tackling climate change.

10:55am | Mark Watts, Executive Director, C40 Cities
How cities around the world are tackling the economic recovery.

11:15 BREAK

11:30am | Mayor David O’Loughlin, President of the Australian Local Government Association
The role of Australia’s local government sector in meeting the challenges and opportunities of climate change and economic recovery.

11:50am | Richie Merzian, Director of the Climate & Energy Program, The Australia Institute
How to assess the effectiveness of climate initiatives in stimulating economic activity.

12:10pm | Zoe Whitton, Head of ESG Research Citi and board member at Investor Group on Climate Change
How councils can attract investment to sustainable projects in a local government area.

12:30pm | Holly Taylor, Senior Manager, Projects and Partnerships, Energy Efficiency Council
How rolling out a council-wide energy efficiency strategy can help stimulate local economies.

12:50pm | Amanda McKenzie, CEO, Climate Council
Closing remarks on the crucial role of local government in a sustainable economic recovery.

This event will be recorded, please register to receive the recording if you cannot attend.

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