If Western Australia was a country, it would be the third largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) exporter in the world after Qatar and the US. There are projects under development to expand this industry even further.
We are at a critical point in time.
Australia’s Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek will decide whether to approve both Woodside's highly polluting Browse gas project as well as a forty-year extension of their gigantic North West Shelf project. The North West Shelf project, fed by the Browse gas field would add around 4.3 billion tonnes of emissions to our atmosphere and cancel out the combined savings from all announced measures to reduce carbon pollution in Australia from now until 2030.
This is one of, if not the most, significant climate decisions this government will make.
We constantly hear conflicting claims about the importance of gas for the Western Australian and national economy. We also know about the serious impacts it has on our health, climate, and environment.
Join Anna Chapman, Fossil Fuel Program Manager at Conservation Council of WA and Mark Ogge, Principal Advisor at the Australia Institute, to cut through the spin to discuss the reality of gas development in WA.
Tickets are strictly limited, register now to secure your ticket now.
Anna Chapman is the Fossil Fuels Program Manager at the Conservation Council of WA and drives the development and implementation of a campaign strategy to phase out gas in WA. In a prior role, she was a Senior Climate and Energy Policy Analyst at Climate Analytics. Anna contributed to international research projects including the Climate Action Tracker, a science-based international project that tracks governments' climate action; and the Climate Transparency project, the world’s most comprehensive annual review of G20 countries’ climate action and their transition to net-zero emissions. She holds an MA in Politics with Honours from the University of Glasgow.
Mark Ogge is Principal Adviser at The Australia Institute. He is widely published on climate and energy issues, specialising in the gas industry and the impacts of climate change, particularly the effects of heat and heatwaves. He also takes The Australia Institute’s research to regional communities across Australia, particularly those most impacted by the expansion of the coal and gas mining. Prior to joining The Australia Institute he was a director at Beyond Zero Emissions.
Thursday, November 23, 2023 at 6:00pm - 7pm AWST
City West Lotteries House
2 Delhi St
West Perh, WA 6005
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