Masterclass session 1

With countries and companies around the world setting ambitious net zero targets, and with technological developments yet to keep pace and scale up, decarbonising operations – particularly in hard to abate sectors – is no walk in the park.  In this Masterclass session, the panel discusses the practicalities of decarbonising mining and other emissions intensive operations, as well as the role of carbon markets in both incentivising decarbonisation projects and providing emissions reduction support as clean energy alternatives are scaled up.


  • Ilona Millar, Climate Change + Sustainability Partner at Gilbert + Tobin
  • Professor Peter Klinken AC, Chief Scientist of Western Australia at Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation


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.