28 October 2020

Transforming Australia 2020

Sunshine Coast Council


Will you be part of Australia's leading local government climate summit?

You're invited to the Cities Power Partnership's National Summit, Transforming Australia 2020 - a summit for local government, industry and community leaders transforming Australia’s energy landscape.

Taking place on 28-30 October 2020 in beautiful Noosa, Queensland, run by the Cities Power Partnership and hosted by Noosa Shire Council, Transforming Australia 2020 will draw together the best minds working on climate and energy solutions to inspire and accelerate your emissions reduction work.

Speakers so far..

Tim Flannery
Climate Councillor, The Climate Council

Professor Tim Flannery is one of Australia’s leading writers on climate change. An internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist, Professor Flannery was named Australian of the Year in 2007.


Lesley Hughes
Climate Councillor, The Climate Council

Professor Lesley Hughes is a Distinguished Professor of Biology and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Integrity & Development) at Macquarie University. Her research has mainly focused on the impacts of climate change on species and ecosystems.


Martjin Wilder
Founding Partner, Pollination

Martijn is a world leader in climate law and sustainable investing. With a background in economics and law, Martijn is focused on developing innovative polices, ideas and investments that will enable our economies to rapidly transition to net zero, while at the same time preserving our natural ecosystems.

Check out the website for more details. Stay tuned for program and speaker updates as they come!


Transforming Australia 2020 will cover topics such as:

  • Building bushfire resilient communities
  • Taking your community to net-zero emissions
  • Investing in large-scale renewable solutions
  • Revolutionising local transport networks
  • Working together to develop strong regional climate solutions

Who is the summit for?

  • Mayors and Councillors
  • Environment and sustainability teams
  • Energy and carbon managers
  • Business and community engagement teams
  • Community energy groups
  • Cities Power Partnership members and prospective councils looking to join
  • Policy and program practitioners in state and federal government
  • Low carbon solutions industry representatives


Preconference Tour

We are excited to offer you a special opportunity to tour some of the Sunshine Coast's groundbreaking sustainability and energy projects. Hosted by Summit Partner, Sunshine Coast Council, on October 28, summit delegates will have the chance to see first-hand how the region is working to become one of Australia’s most sustainable regions.

Find out more

Last year’s Cities Power Partnership Summit sold out - get in quickly to secure your place.


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