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Climate change: what responsibilities does the public sector have?

Experienced professionals from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning discuss Victorian Public Sector duties in relation to climate change.

28 April 2020 03:00 am - 28 April 2020 04:00 am
Free

The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office invites you to hear from experienced professionals from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning as they discuss Victorian Public Sector duties in relation to climate change. This session will be particularly valuable for risk managers, land and asset managers, legal officers, and decision-makers across the Victorian Public Sector.
 
James Stephens, Principal Solicitor, VGSO will host this live webinar and introduce our topic and speakers.
 
To begin the discussion Lana Kovac, Director, Climate Change Policy, DELWP, will provide an overview of the governance, risk management and legal frameworks relating to managing climate change risk and outline Victorian Public Sector duties and responsibilities.
 
Dr Ramona Dalla Pozza, Senior Policy Officer, Climate Change Policy, DELWP, will provide an overview of what the science is telling us about how Victoria’s climate is changing and what we can expect in the future.  She will explain how modelling of the future climate suggests that the physical risks of climate such as extreme heat, intense rainfall and bushfires that already pose a risk to Victoria are likely to increase in the future.
 
The session will finish with a case study of the water sector Directors' Duties Guidance (June 2019) to demonstrate a practical application of public sector duties in relation to climate change. Through this, Annabel Moony, Senior Manager Sector Governance, DELWP, will explain how public sector board members can be supported in understanding the scope of their responsibilities in relation to climate change and how to discharge their obligations when there is uncertainty.

Reviewed 07 July 2021

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