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The NSW Biodiversity Review - Biodiversity Conservation or a Return to Broad Scale Land Clearing?

  • The University of Sydney Business School Level 17, 133 Castlereagh Street Sydney NSW 2000 Australia (map)

The NSW Biodiversity Review

The Environmental Professionals Forum (EPF) is delighted to invite you to our second event of 2016, where we take a look at the NSW Biodiversity Review.

Synopsis: In June 2014, the NSW Government commissioned an Independent Panel to conduct a review of the Native Vegetation Act, Threatened Species Conservation Act, Nature Conservation Trust Act and parts of parts of the National Parks and Wildlife Act. In March2015 the Government agreed to implement all 43 recommendations of this Review and a draft Bill - the Biodiversity Conservation Bill - is expected for public release in March 2016. 

But will the new legislation put a stop to further biodiversity declines? How will it affect Sydney communities? And what will its implications be on Australia's COP 21 commitments? 

In this presentation, Jeff Angel, Executive Director of the Total Environment Centre, will review the Government's key proposals for its new biodiversity and tree clearing legislation which will apply acrossurban,  coastal and rural NSW.  This will include a detailed discussion of the Government's proposed Biodiversity Offsets Policy which will be mandatory for a majority of developments across the State. 

You’re warmly invited to continue the conversation and networking after the presentation.
Cost: This event is free of charge due to the generosity of Total Environment Australia, Fujitsu and the University of Sydney Business School.
Seats are limited to 80. Reserve your spot early to avoid disappointment.

About the speaker:
Jeff has worked at the forefront of Australia’s environment movement since the save the rainforest days more than 30 years ago. He is actively engaged in the intellectual challenges which are transforming the environment movement from conservation-focused to forward planning for a new green economic paradigm.

A passionate crusader for the protection of Australia’s wild places, and its unique bio-diversity, Jeff is also renowned for his ability to bring warring parties to the table and has set up many alliances between business, industry and green groups which would have been unthinkable even ten years ago. In 2008 Jeff published Green is Good (ABC Books).