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A critical moment for environmental decision making: Part 1

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As the world comes together to address the current health and climate crisis, we believe accelerating Australia’s transition to a zero emissions society is central to our economic recovery and to delivering better futures for us all. Acknowledging that we need everyone – across all walks of life – to realise the opportunities of a zero emissions future, Better Futures Australia works to complement climate work already underway and scale success stories across the country.

This was session 1 of a 3-part webinar series to hear from ambitious and forward thinking corporate and finance sector leaders on the importance of taking climate action today. Watch the recording hear advice on how to join Australia’s growing community of climate champions that are working to create a prosperous, net zero emissions economy by 2050.


The international perspective (post U.S Presidential election and less than a year to go to COP26).

Questions addressed

  • Haven’t emissions dropped?
  • Can we still afford to act given the pandemic’s impact?


Andrew Petersen, CEO, Business Council for Sustainable Development - Australia (WBCSD)


  • Claire O’Neill, Managing Director, Climate & Energy, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Dean Bialek, Head of International Politics Unit at COP26 Climate Champions Team & Principal Advisor, Strategy, Mission2020
  • Emily Kreps, Capital Markets Global Director, CDP


When you have big companies, big investors, and big technology developers all moving in the same direction, it tends to create the political space domestically for an adjustment of policy… We have a bottom-up groundswell of climate action that then makes it completely logical that the government will follow up with the policy, as well.” - Dr Dean Bialek, Head of International Politics Unit at COP26 Climate Champions Team & Principal Advisor, Strategy, Mission2020


For information on how to join the Corporate & Finance Sector Working Group to be involved in future discussions, reach out to us at [email protected].

November 17, 2020 at 8:30am - 9:30am (Sydney time)
Lisa Cliff ·