AILA NSW and the advocacy Committee invite Philippa McCormack from UTas for a conversation on Biodiversity.
About Phillipa McCormack:
Phillipa is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Tasmania. Her research critically evaluates Australia’s conservation laws, highlighting legal and policy challenges and proposing legal reform to help biodiversity adapt as the climate changes.
About Steve Hartley:
About the webinar:
Phillipa will lead the conversation and let us explore the idea that we need to re-think what we conceive of as a connected landscape – where habitat might not be connected by vegetation but by climate gradient – as well as the idea that we may need to re-think design features and presumptions about for example restoration, that we’ve had in the past. The conversation will end with an opportunity to contribute at Q&A session.
Jess Miller and Steve Hartley will join Phillipa for a discussion after her presentation.
- Overview of climate impacts on biodiversity
- Brief synthesis of species on the move research
- Conservation strategies for climate adaptation
- Legal aspects of landscape conservation with an adaptive lens
About Jess Miller:
Councillor Jess Miller was first elected to Council in 2016, and is one of the youngest people to hold elected office at the City of Sydney. Jess served as Deputy Lord Mayor from 2017-2018. Jess is currently Deputy Chair of the Environment Committee, the Cycling Advisory Committee, and a member of the Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils.
Jess is a Program Advisor to sustainability and innovation company, Republic of Everyone.
Jess is known for her creative and inclusive approaches to sustainability, strategy and innovation. Jess co-founded GreenUps Sustainability Drinks, Grow it Local and the Elizabeth Street Gallery, and she has worked on the Garage Sale Trail, Tweed Ride, and Grow Show.
For the last four years, Jess has curated the food program for TEDxSydney where she introduced 'Crowd-farming', 'Rebel Food' and 'Love Food'. Jess is passionate about the power of food to bring people together and celebrating local producers, and Sydney's food and drink.
Steve Hartley is the Executive Director of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s Green and Resilient Places Division. Steve is leading work aimed at embedding sustainability and resilience into planning process, with the goal of improving the people’s lives and the sustainability of the places we live, work and love. This work includes embedding green infrastructure, water sensitive urban design and managing natural and human induced risks into strategic decision making, upfront assessment and design, triple bottom line decision making and program delivery. Steve is an ecological economist by training, and in his time with government has worked in policy, operational and regulatory roles across environmental and natural resource management including water, waste, native forestry, biodiversity and strategic planning.
Date: Friday 2 Oct - 8:30am - 9:30am AEST
Location: ZOOM Online - Zoom Link will be emailed a day prior to the event.
CPD: 1 point informal