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Sustainability Starters: Unpacking the challenges of change at a local level

12 Aug 2021Online

Unpacking the challenges of change at a local level


IPAA Victoria’s Sustainability community of practice is pleased to announce another exciting monthly sustainability session.

Similar to previous sessions in the series, it will provide a soundbite on an issue related to our ethos and seek to broaden the discussion across the public purpose sector around the issues of Sustainability. 

In particular, this session will provide a unique opportunity to hear from two local government change makers who make a significant impact across Victoria. They will discuss approaches and tools relevant for navigating challenges of change at the local level, which are also relevant to the public purpose sector more broadly.

Local Governments play a pivotal role in responding to the climate crisis with many having declared a climate emergency. Over the last couple of years we have seen a significant acceleration of climate activism not just here in Australia but around the globe. Australians have championed progressive advocacy and policy with respect to climate crisis mitigation and adaptation planning. Local government has emerged as the outspoken leaders when it comes to climate change. Though this position is not easy, local governments demonstrate a collective ambition to respond to the climate emergency. It will be important to ensure they can continue to deliver change for our communities.


Bridie Guy

Project Lead, Council Alliance for a Sustainable Built Environment (CASBE)

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Euan Williamson

ESD Advisor, City of Yarra

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Brighid Sammon (Host)

Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)

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Date & Time

12 August 2021
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (AEST)