Cities Power Partnership
 

Draft Program (subject to change)

 
 
Thursday 18 October 2018
8:30 am - 9:00 amRegistration and arrival coffee
9:00 am - 9:10 amAcknowledgement of country
9:10 am - 9:20 amWelcome
Councilor Mark Honey, Mayor, Kiama Municipal Council
9:20 am - 9:30 amSummit overview
Alix Pearce, CPP Director, Climate Council
9:30 am - 10:10 amInternational Keynote address: Low carbon city leadership
10:10 am - 10:40 amClimate science update - impacts for towns and cities
Professor Lesley Hughes, Climate Councilor, Climate Council
10:40 am - 11:10 amMorning Tea
11:10 am - 11:40 amEstablishing carbon reduction or carbon neutral targets
  • Where to start - how to get Councillors on board?
  • What are the information needs?
  • Setting targets within the context of council change
  • Data management & reporting protocols
  • Broadening to community wide emissions – what’s involved?
 
11:40 am - 12:20 pmClimate Solutions for towns & cities
Dr Martin Rice, Head of Research, Climate Council
12:20 pm - 1:30 pmLunch
LOCAL ACTION IN FOCUS
1:30 pm - 3:00 pmPower Partner Best Practice Case studies (to be invited following abstract submission)

A profile of innovative local governments carbon emissions reduction projects that have either demonstrated leadership or a novel approach or overcome barriers including regulatory, financial or other

  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Sustainable Transport
  • Work Together & Influence
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmAfternoon Tea
KNOWLEDGE SHARING AND COMMUNICATION
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmCPP Buddy breakdown
  • Buddy activity profiling – national action
  • What have we learned?
  • What have been the benefits?
  • Advice for new buddy program participants

4:00 pm - 4:45 pmBecoming Pitch Perfect
  • Tips for generating local media interest in your climate projects
  • Finding the angle brainstorm
  • Driving social media engagement
  • Developing engaging content
  • Training of council media spokespersons for responding to climate disruption (eg extreme weather events) climate solutions & new initiatives
  • The role of video in telling a climate action story
  • How the Cities Power Partnership team can help.

Facilitator
Fiona Ivits Cities Power Partnership Media Advisor, Climate Council

 

4:45 pm - 5:30 pmPanel Discussion: Cities Power Partnership reflections on year 1
  • How has participating in the CPP benefited our emissions reduction mission
  • Where to from here - would would we like to see in year 2 & beyond?
Panelists
Regional / Metropolitan Mayor
Council Sustainability Manager
Council Communications Manager
CPP Advisory panel representative


5:30 pm - 7:00 pmClose & Networking drinks
7:00 pm - 10:30 pmPower Partner Inaugural Awards

Award categories:

  • Renewable Energy Achievement Award
  • Energy Efficiency Achievement Award
  • Sustainable Transport Achievement Award
  • Community Engagement Award
  • Best Buddies Award
  • Media Performance Award
  • CPP Ambassador


Friday 19 October 2018
8:30 am - 9:00 amRegistration and arrival coffee
9:00 am - 9:30 amLocal Keynote Presentation
9:30 am - 10:00 amUnderstanding and managing climate liability for councils: Professor Karen Hussey, Climate Councilor & Director, Public Policy Unit, University of Queensland
10:00 am - 10:40 amParticipating in the voluntary carbon market

To implement a carbon neutral certification or to meet an emissions reduction target, Councils are increasingly active in the voluntary carbon market.

  • Performance to date - how are Australian councils tracking
  • Where to start – setting up carbon offset purchasing guidelines
  • How can the National Carbon Offset Standard for Precincts help
  • Understanding the cost of calculation of carbon offsets
  • Working with auditors – how to prepare
  • Can councils be both proponents and purchasers of carbon offsets?
10:40 am - 11:10 amMorning Tea
11:10 am - 12:30 pmSustainable Transport - What role for electric vehicles?
  • What are the key considerations for Councils re EV charging infrastructure?
  • Analysis of charging cost recovery models
  • EV charging corridors - who will fund? 
  • Council fleet electrification – what’s happening?
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 3:00 pmAccessing Low Carbon Project Financing
  • Overview of lending options & criteria
  • Wait for grant or act now?
  • Assessing energy performance contracts
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmAfternoon Tea
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmRevolving energy funds – securing sustainability project nest eggs
  • How to set one up?
  • Project funding evaluation criteria
  • How to forecast the return on investment for carbon emissions reduction projects?
  • Tracking & reporting project progress
  • Accessing Power Analytics project library database
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmManaging energy price & carbon risk: energy procurement best practice
  • Overview of group tender for electricity, gas & energy efficiency services
  • Councils combining entering into Power Purchase Agreements for mid to large scale renewables projects– the business case
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmClosing remarks