The Future Melbourne project extends an invitation to you and your friends to attend a lecture by London based climate change expert Mark Watts, head of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, followed by an interactive panel discussion around new approaches to adaptation and mitigation in a post-Paris COP21 environment.

Post-Paris COP 21, cities and citizens are now better placed for effective climate action. Big cities, once the problem are emerging as part of the solution to make cities more liveable and sustainable. Digital hyper-connectivity, enhanced citizen engagement, disruptive technology, access to data and knowledge are the new tools. Join UK based Mark Watts, head of C40 the network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change, and local experts to hear what’s being achieved and share your big idea for the future of Melbourne.

Mark Watts – Executive Director, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, London

Prof Kate Auty – Ambassador Future Melbourne, Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow University of Melbourne

Prof John Thwaites – Professorial Fellow, Monash University, Chair of ClimateWorks Australia and the Monash Sustainability Institute.