CEO of World Wildlife Fund Australia to Keynote at NatStats08 Conference (Media Release), 2008

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October 30, 2008

CEO of World Wildlife Fund Australia to Keynote at NatStats08 Conference

Greg Bourne, CEO of the World Wildlife Fund, Australia has been confirmed as one of the keynote speakers at the inaugural NatStats08 Conference. Greg is a well known expert in the debate on developing a sustainable Australia, and the key role of timely, high quality information.

Mr Bourne is a former Regional President of BP Australasia, and is currently Chair of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Victoria, Board member of Earthwatch Institute (Australia), Chair of NSW Greenhouse Office Advisory Panel, Chair of the CSIRO Sector Advisory Council for the Environment and Natural Resources Management and a Member of the WA Sustainability Round Table

He joins the other keynote environment speaker - Dr Martin Parkinson, Secretary of the Department of Climate Change - who has been at the forefront of the governments response to the key climate change policy issues facing Australia.

The full Environmental Information for Informed Decisions session at the NatStats08 Conference will bring together an array of experts to discuss the impact of climate change projections on the environment, the economy and society.

In addition to the keynote addresses, the conference will conduct related concurrent sessions on:
    • Water;
    • Natural Resource Management; and
    • Climate Change

    Speakers in these sessions include:
    • CEO, National Water Commission, Ken Matthews
    • Managing Director, Sydney Water, Dr Kerry Schott
    • Peter Cosier, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
    • Director, Climate Adaption Flagship, CSIRO, Dr Andrew Ash

    The NatStats08 Conference is being held at the Crown Promenade Hotel, Southbank, Melbourne from 19-21 November 2008.