Brisbane, Australia will host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2032 - the first to be contractually obliged to be Climate Positive. This commitment can be achieved through a combination of two levers: emission reduction measures and carbon offsets. This presentation discusses results of a study that evaluates combinations of these levers in terms of sustainable legacies and its social, economic, and ecological dimensions. Through this, the emerging concept of Climate Positive and the legacy planning for Brisbane 2032 are explored.
Dr Tony Heynen
Dr Tony Heynen is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemical Engineering at The University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane, Australia. He leads the Sustainable Energy program, which educates postgraduate students to be leaders in the transition to clean, innovative global energy solutions.
Tony is a member of UQ's Energy Poverty Research Group where he examines issues around access to modern, reliable and affordable forms of energy, particularly in remote communities. Tony’s other principal research area is corporate strategies to achieve Net Zero emissions targets, including for mega-events such as the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The conference can also be seen online on https://unil.zoom.us/j/92067950909