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Ian Shears

Manager, Urban Sustainability

City of Melbourne

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Ian was appointed Manager Urban Sustainability in July 2015. This newly formed branch brings together the Urban Landscapes and Sustainability branches within the City Strategy and Place Group of the City of Melbourne. The Urban Sustainability Branch combines the urban landscapes climate adaptation program with Council’s sustainability strategies and programs. Key strategies led by the branch include: Urban Forest Strategy, Open Space Strategy, Total Watermark – City as a Catchment, Zero Net Emissions, Climate Adaptation Strategy and Urban Ecology and Biodiversity Strategy.

 

From 2010 to 2015 as Manager Urban Landscapes Ian Shears led the City of Melbourne’s climate change adaptation program for urban landscapes. Over the past four years, Ian and his award winning, multi-disciplinary team have delivered a $40 million climate adaptation program focussed on strategic green infrastructure interventions in the public realm. This work includes increasing the city’s permeability and urban forest to enhance cooling and mitigate urban heat island impacts, increasing green space and developing a set of stormwater harvesting schemes to reduce reliance on potable water.

 

Engendering community participation is a core focus of Ian’s work. The community’s role in collaborating to adapt the city to climate change and to develop a legacy for future generations of Melbournians is critical.

 

Ian and his team have also been credited with the development of some of Australia’s most progressive environmental policies at a city level including the Urban Forest Strategy and Open Space Strategy. His current policy research focuses on understanding the health and economic benefits of green infrastructure, biodiversity and ecology in cities, integrated water management, urban heat island mitigation, the impacts of climate change and catalysing green roofs and walls.

 

This progressive approach to adapting our city to future climate change was awarded the Adaptation and Resilience Award at the C40 and Siemen City Climate Leadership Awards 2014, the AILA Victoria Medal 2014, the Best Specific Environmental Initiative for Local Government 2013 by the United Nations Association of Australia at the World Environment Day Awards and was also awarded the inaugural Climate Change Adaptation Award by the Banksia Foundation at the 25th Banksia Awards.


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Leading change as a sustainable city
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Marnie Hope

Team Leader, Sustainability Policy

Adelaide City Council

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Paul McCartney

Executive Director Corporate & Project Finance

Clean Energy Finance Corporation

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 Paul has more than 20 years’ experience in clean energy, commercial and portfolio management. Paul joined the CEFC in 2013, having worked at Low Carbon Australia since 2010.  Paul has a particular interest in clean energy and energy efficiency, and works with the CEFC’s Investment team to assist a range of businesses and local government authorities to better manage their energy costs through the use of renewable energy, energy efficiency and low emissions technologies. Paul is responsible for the CEFC’s bioenergy and waste-to-energy portfolio and has a continued focus on property and energy efficiency. Prior to joining the CEFC, Paul gained significant experience in the property sector, across management, leasing, sales and acquisitions, refurbishments and re-positioning in a national portfolio environment. Paul has also held a number of senior operational management roles within the funds management, property and IT sectors. Paul is a Certified Practicing Accountant.

 


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Keynote: Finance Energy Efficiency – options available to Local Governments

Leading change at a local level

Local councils are increasingly under pressure in the face of constraints on rate income to maintain existing service commitments.

 
 

Councils need to be more strategic in their approach to energy and cost saving. There are a growing number of funding avenues and financial models that will support councils in meeting and exceeding goals to adapt to climate change, reduce emissions and the bottom line.

 


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  • Practical ways to save energy and costs
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  • How to switch public and council owned lights to LED
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  • How to lead and fund projects across the council and community
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  • Obtaining funding and exploring innovative financing models
Day 1
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Tom Brown

Executive Officer

Goulburn Broken Greenhouse Alliance

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Andrea Joyce

Project Manager - Lighting the Regions

City of Greater Bendigo

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Paul McCartney

Executive Director Corporate & Project Finance

Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Day 2
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Indy Lingam

Climate Change Action Officer

Darebin City Council

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Mark Robinson

Carbon Cycles Team Leader

Townsville City Council

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Elizabeth Dixon

Shoalhaven City Council

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Suzanne Dunford

NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

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Ian Shears

Manager, Urban Sustainability

City of Melbourne

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