Australia’s Response to Climate Change
Towards a Sustainable Future Series – Sponsored by CLP
Australia’s Response to Climate ChangeTowards a Sustainable Future Series – Sponsored by CLP
As global discussions on climate change heat up, hear from leading sustainability experts on the development of climate policy in Australia, ahead of announcements in the forthcoming Australian Federal Budget 2021-22.
- Andrew Petersen, Chief Executive Officer, Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia
- David Simmonds, Group General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer, Company Secretary, CLP Holdings
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pre-empted the Budget and the US climate summit with announcements on investment in low-emissions technologies, while confirming a stance on emissions reduction targets in the key export industries of agriculture and resources.
With Australia’s top trading partners committed to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 or 2060, and heightened messaging from Europe and the US on tariffs for countries without carbon tax regimes, what are the possible consequences of this policy stance for Australian businesses and investors?
Join us for a robust discussion on action taken at Federal Government, sub-national, and business levels for a comprehensive overview of progress against climate change, further actions which need to be taken and opportunities that are being created.
This session marks the final event in our five-part Towards a Sustainable Future Series sponsored by CLP, which has addressed concerns felt by companies around the world about the impacts of climate change. The series has hosted key business leaders in energy, asset management, transport, construction, infrastructure and property to discuss corporate purpose, ESG principles, and the steps businesses and governments must take in pushing towards a sustainable future.
Webinar access will be sent via email to registered guests one hour before the event start time.
Please note: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by the speaker(s) belong solely to the speaker, and are not representative of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.
Tue, May 04, 2021
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Webinar access will be sent via email to registered guests one hour before the event
Chief Executive Officer | Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia
Mr Andrew Petersen is CEO of the Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia (BCSDA). Andrew has over 25 years’ environmental and planning law and policy experience as well as over a decade at a CEO and Director level in the not-for-profit sector. Andrew is a qualified environmental and planning litigation practitioner and policy advisor and a founder of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Sustainability & Climate Change practice. The BCSDA is a network partner to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the We Mean Business Coalition and the Business for Nature Coalition.
Andrew holds several non-executive roles and Australian Government appointments.
Group General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer, Company Secretary | CLP Holdings
As Group General Counsel, David is responsible for the provision of legal and insurance services across the CLP Group and leads a team of lawyers and insurance specialists who provide strategic advice and counsel to CLP Holdings and its subsidiaries. He has extensive infrastructure experience advising on strategic acquisitions and divestments, projects and construction, corporate structuring, regulatory issues and competition laws.
As Chief Administrative Officer, David is responsible for the Group’s property development and management activities, climate change strategy, special projects of the CEO, and a range of commercial and administrative matters of significance to the Group.
David was appointed the Company Secretary of CLP Holdings on 1 January 2016, and he is responsible for the corporate secretarial affairs of CLP Holdings and its subsidiaries.
David is a Fellow of The Chartered Governance Institute, a Fellow of The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries and a current Vice President of The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries. He is also a Board Director of the AustCham Hong Kong and Macau and a member of The Asia Society.
Interim CEO | AustCham Hong Kong