FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES FOR Queensland in a low carbon global economy are on show with the Climate Council hosting leading innovators as part of the Supercharging Queensland Showcase to be held at Parliament House tonight (Tuesday 11th May).
Exhibitors representing renewable energy, the land sector, transport, tourism and civil society will gather to showcase cutting edge innovation and demonstrate tangible examples of the emerging opportunities for Queensland.
Keynote speakers include Minister for the Environment & Great Barrier Reef, Science and Youth, the Hon Meaghan Scanlon; along with local Government representatives from Bundaberg, Noosa and Logan.
As part of the event, the Climate Council will also unveil the Smart Solutions to Supercharge Queensland Policy Package outlining priority investments to create jobs, strengthen business and regional resilience and position Queensland as a leader on the world stage.
Climate Council acting CEO Dr Martin Rice said the policy package proposed ten initiatives that would be transformational at a state level, yet tangible in the lives of everyday Queenslanders.
“Queensland is well placed to continue creating jobs in renewable energy and the industries it will power, supercharge our transport system while connecting communities and alleviating disadvantage, bolster tourism and the Great Barrier Reef and improve the resilience of our homes and communities,” Dr Rice said.
“The Queensland Government faces complex challenges and exciting opportunities as they work through the development of the Climate Action Plan and progress towards Queensland’s renewable energy and emission reduction targets.”
“The Supercharging Queensland Showcase demonstrates that Queensland communities and businesses are already leading the way in moving towards a Net Zero Emissions future well before 2050. It’s time to hit the accelerator and position Queensland as a global leader.”
Showcase exhibitor, Anne Kennedy of Zero Emissions Noosa said “In Noosa we have a target of Net Zero Emissions by 2026, with a strong focus on working across the business, transport and residential sectors to help us get there. Opportunities abound, and with the right policy settings – the shift to Net Zero Emissions will be good for Queensland families, communities and business.
Dr Rice said “The Supercharging Queensland Showcase is set to be a truly multi-partisan affair, with registrations from all sides of Queensland politics; demonstrating that supercharging the QLD economy through climate solutions is bigger than politics.”
“We call on all involved to build upon this opportunity to create lasting change and sustainable prosperity for generations of Queenslanders.”