Sponsors

The conference organisers gratefully acknowledge the support of our sponsors:

  • Queensland Government
  • Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
  • New Scientist
  • AECOM
  • CSIRO
  • The Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)
  • Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI)
  • Geoscience Australia

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Find out more about our sponsorship packages.

 


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Australian Government Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

The Department is responsible for policy advice, implementation and program delivery in three areas:

  • reducing Australia's greenhouse gas emissions
  • adapting to the impacts of climate change we cannot avoid
  • helping to shape a global solution.

The Department aims to improve Australia's well-being by contributing to effective national and global responses to climate change, including the necessary transformation of the Australian economy.

We work closely with other Australian Government departments, state and territory agencies, and corresponding government bodies in other countries.  We also liaise closely with industry and community groups.

To find out more visit www.climatechange.gov.au

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Platinum

The team at www.balihotelaccommodation.com.au are one of our top sponsors and have been since the inception of the campain - they are headed up by a team of concerned professionals with a keen eye on climate change as well as the environment. This is why Greenhouse 2011 is so exciting for them - they will most certainly be back next year. They are specialsis in fabulous and affordable Seminyak Hotels and have been delighting  staff at the organisation ofr many years.

Queensland Government

The Queensland Government is proud to sponsor the Greenhouse 2011 conference.

The Government is committed to protecting Queensland’s lifestyle and environment. As one of the biggest greenhouse gas emitters in the country in both absolute and per capita terms, Queensland is committed to playing its part to achieve the national target of 60 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and has been proactive in its climate change response.

Some examples of Queensland’s early actions include the $900 million Coal21 Fund, which was established with $300 million from the Queensland Government to accelerate the development and deployment of carbon capture and storage technologies. Additionally, the Queensland Gas Scheme has reduced the carbon intensity of Queensland’s electricity by requiring 15 per cent of Queensland’s electricity to be sourced from gas by 2010 and 18 per cent by 2020.

Building on this early action, Queensland’s climate change strategy, ClimateQ: toward a greener Queensland, released in August 2009, sets out the next crucial steps to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change in Queensland.

ClimateQ is a $196 million package which updates and consolidates Queensland’s first climate change strategies, ClimateSmart 2050 and ClimateSmart Adaptation 2007-12 Action Plan.

ClimateQ takes into account national and international developments in climate change policy and science, and includes projections covering Queensland’s 13 regions.

ClimateQ contains 39 initiatives aimed at addressing Queensland’s particular vulnerabilities to climate change and exploiting strategic opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in key sectors of the Queensland economy, including energy, industry, community, transport and primary industries.

One of the key new energy initiatives included in ClimateQ is the Queensland Renewable Energy Plan, which provides a framework to increase the proportion of the state’s renewable electricity capacity from Queensland based renewable sources. The Plan aims to access up to $3.5 billion in new investment, create up to 3 500 new jobs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 40 million tonnes.

Together with the Government’s Toward Q2 plan, ClimateQ will take Queensland’s long term climate change response into a new phase.

For further information about the Queensland Government’s response to climate change, go to www.climatechange.qld.gov.au

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Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

The Department develops and implements policies and programs that ensure Australia's agricultural, fisheries, food and forestry industries remain competitive, profitable and sustainable.The Department's objectives are to:

  • encourage and support sustainable natural resource use and management
  • protect the health and safety of plant and animal industries
  • enable industries to adapt to compete in a fast-changing international and economic environment
  • help improve market access and market performance for the agricultural and food sector
  • encourage and assist industries to adopt new technology and practices
  • assist primary producers and the food industry to develop business and marketing skills, and to be financially self-reliant.

For more information please visit www.daff.gov.au

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New Scientist

New Scientist is, and always has been, committed to reporting on environmental issues. Established in 1956, New Scientist's international presence enables it to view science and technology in a global context and report on vital environmental, industrial and social consequences that affect us all. Every edition of New Scientist provides worldwide coverage of the latest developments in environmental science and technology, as well as in-depth features and hard-hitting opinion.

To keep up to date with what's happening, why, and how it affects the world visit

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AECOM

AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 52,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation, and technical excellence in delivering solutions that enhance and sustain the world's built, natural and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 100 countries and had revenue of US$6.5 billion during its fiscal year 2010. 

More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

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CSIRO

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australian's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. We are conducting research to help Australia and the world respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by a changing climate. Together with our partners, our research is contributing to a better understanding of the Earth's climate system; identifying ways to mitigate and reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and preparing for and adapting to the impacts of climate change that are now unavoidable.

 

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Asia-Pacific Network

The Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), established in 1996, is a network of 22 member governments in the Asia-Pacific whose vision is to enable countries in the region to successfully address global change challenges through science-based response strategies and measures, effective science and policy linkages, and scientific capacity development. Its growing strength lies in its uniqueness to facilitate underpinning scientific research and capacity building that is systematically targeted for the needs of the region as identified by its government-appointed national Focal Points and scientists who, together, develop the science and institutional agendas of the APN.

As an inter-governmental network, APN supports regional cooperation in global environmental change and sustainable development issues relevant to the region, particularly in developing countries through research, capacity building, and networking activities. APN strengthens appropriate interactions among scientists and policy-makers and provides science-based input to policy decision-making and scientific knowledge to the public. The network also improves the scientific and technical capabilities of nations in the region, including the transfer of know-how and technology. By cooperating with other global change networks and partner organisations, APN tries to harmonise the research and capacity building endeavours that it sponsors with those conducted in on a global-scale.

 

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Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI)

AMSI was founded in 2002 in response to a need for Australia-wide collaboration in the mathematical sciences so as to strengthen mathematics and statistics especially in the universities. The highly successful Canadian institutes that encourage interactions between research, education and industry, especially Fields and the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), were initial influences on its mission, structure and operations. AMSI’s mission is to promote and strengthen the understanding and use of the mathematical sciences in Australia’s culture, science and economy.

From its inception AMSI has aimed to support research at all levels including mathematics in cross- disciplinary areas, business and industry; enhance the undergraduate and postgraduate experience of students in the mathematical sciences and cognate disciplines; and to improve the supply of mathematically well-prepared students entering tertiary education. An initial $1.0M grant was obtained from the Victorian Government’s Science, Technology and Innovation infrastructure grants program. Six, now ten, leading universities entered into the Joint Venture Agreement that created the on-going framework for AMSI. Further support came from Associate members which now include 18 universities as well as CSIRO, ABS and the Australian Mathematics Trust.

 

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Geoscience Australia

Geoscience Australia is a prescribed agency within the Australian Government’s Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism portfolio. Geoscience Australia is a world leader in providing geoscientific data and information which enables government and community to make informed decisions about the use of our natural resources, management of the environment, safety of critical infrastructure and the resultant wellbeing of all Australians.

Geoscience Australia’s regional seabed mapping and habitat characterisation programme supports activities by Australia’s offshore resources industry and Commonwealth, and State and Territory environmental agencies. We develop baseline physical and ecological datasets and interpreted products, such as habitat maps, that contribute to environmental management and modelling and detection of environmental change.

Our Risk and Impact Analysis Group  provides advice, datasets and decision-support tools to government and the private sector to enable evidence-based policy development and planning; and to better manage the risks associated with climatic hazards. We are building scientific capacity for analysing hazard risks and impacts for emergency managers, and assessing climate change impacts to improve disaster management in coastal communities, and inform long term land-use planning.

Through our research Geoscience Australia is contributing substantially to Australia’s knowledge of potential climate change impacts.

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