Despite the clear benefits in aiding the clean energy transition, renewable energy and emissions offset projects still give rise to potential environmental impacts and associated risk of objections and third party appeals.
The panel discuss navigating key environmental pitfalls and meaningful engagement with stakeholders – including First Nations custodians of the land upon which Australia’s renewable legacy will be built.
Professor Stephen van Leeuwen, BHP Curtin Indigenous Chair of Biodiversity and Environmental Science
The global momentum towards the clean energy and decarbonisation transition is moving at a staggering speed. Public and private sectors have pivoted to align with a transformation like an industrial revolution. There has been a significant shift in expectations regarding net zero and other decarbonisation commitments, and Australia’s own transition remains under the spotlight with measurable action and government intervention at the centre of the debate.
It’s for this reason that this year, Gilbert + Tobin presented the Clean Energy + Decarbonisation Masterclass series, a multi-part series featuring leading industry experts focusing on key topics relating to investments in the clean energy and decarbonisation sector. The Masterclass series provided a rare and unique opportunity to hear from professionals at the forefront of industry, clean energy developments, and decarbonising opportunities. The sessions also included a panel discussion facilitated by Gilbert + Tobin and involving industry experts.
The six-part series explored the crucial considerations for business and community including, the practicalities of decarbonisation, governance and risk, financing challenges, land acquisition and assembly, stakeholder engagement and environmental issues.