Public Sector Climate-Related Risk & Disclosure


Hybrid Conference
25-26 June 2024
Canberra | Ngunnawal Country & Online

As governments recognise the escalating impact of climate change on their finances, infrastructure, service delivery and policies, it is more crucial than ever for them to effectively assess and manage climate-related risks.

Governments have a fundamental responsibility to consider current and future climate risks, and opportunities, in decision making. With mandatory climate disclosure requirements in development at a Commonwealth level, and proactive action happening across other levels of government, now is the time to take action.

The Public Sector Climate-Related Risk and Disclosure Summit will uniquely bring together the key stakeholders and leaders from across Federal, State and Local Government to share best practices to assess, disclose and manage climate risk. This summit will also explore the key role of leadership, governance, and how to build public sector capability to effectively manage climate risk.

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Benefits of attending:

  • Hear about the Commonwealth Climate Disclosure reform & what your obligations are under it
  • Understand how DCCEEW & state governments are building capability to assess risk & support adaptation
  • Gain insights from all levels of government and learn how they’re taking action to manage climate risk
  • Hear from expert speakers across government, academia, legal and more
  • Connect with like-minded professionals to support you on your climate risk journey

Hear from Key Speakers:

  • Cathryn Geiger - Head of Division (a/g), Climate Change Policy, Adaptation & Risk Division, Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment & Water
  • Prof. Mark Howden -  Director, ANU Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions & Vice Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  • Aaron Coutts-Smith - Director Climate Adaptation, Land Sector Opportunities, NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment & Water
  • Vicki Woodburn - Group Executive, Australian Climate Service
  • Sarah Barker - Co-Chair, World Economic Forum Climate Governance Community of Experts
  • Lesley Andrew - Director Commonwealth Climate Disclosure, Department of Finance
  • And more!

Who should attend?

Federal, State & Local Government, with roles & responsibilities for:

  • Climate Risk & Strategy
  • Sustainability & Climate Change
  • Climate Preparedness, Resilience, Adaptation
  • Climate Reporting & Disclosure
  • Enterprise Risk, Finance, Governance
  • Policy & Programs
  • Net Zero & Transition

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Use the code GOVCAREER and save $100 off your conference registration.

Additional discounts are available for group bookings.