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Gary Warden was raised in the Perth Hills. After graduating from the University of Western Australia with a degree in Geology, Gary joined BHP Billiton where he spent 18 years working in a variety of roles in a number of locations around the world. Prior to leaving BHP Billiton in December 2006, Gary was Global Manager for the company's US$1Billion business improvement program.

While he was originally sceptical about the claims relating to climate change, he became convinced of the urgency of the issue in early 2006. He left BHP Billiton primarily to spend more time with his young family, but also to dedicate himself to creating a more sustainable life for himself and his family and to support others in making that change.

In September 2007 he was trained by Al Gore and has delivered the "Inconvenient Truth" lectures to thousands of west australians since then. In November 2007 Gary ran for the senate in the Federal Election representing the Climate Change Coalition.

In addition to his climate change lectures, he has facilitated Living Smart workshops across Perth. Between 2008 and 2009 he was on the Executive Committee of the Conservation Council of Western Australia including one year as Vice President.

Gary co-founded and is Executive Director of the very exciting Days of Change program, one of the largest sustainability programs in Australia and is now General Manager WA for Eco-Kinetics, one of the largest Solar PV companies in Australia and subsidiary of ASX-listed CBD Energy.

Garnaut Interim Report Released

by Gary 2/21/2008 3:48:00 PM

Professor Ross Garnaut’s interim report on Australia’s response to climate change, released today, recognises that it is in our national interest to act early and decisively on climate change and to show international leadership by encouraging other countries to do the same. The report says the Federal Government “must be ready to go beyond” its emission reduction target of 60 per cent by 2050 as part of a global agreement.

ACF’s media release is available at - http://www.acfonline.org.au/articles/news.asp?news_id=1656

The ACF's Don Henry urges ‘the Rudd Government to continue the good work it started in Bali in December when it ratified the Kyoto Protocol by developing science based 2020 and 2050 targets that will avoid dangerous climate change by keeping global warming below two degrees.'    

The Garnaut Climate Change Review is an independent study by Professor Ross Garnaut, commissioned by Australia's State and Territory Governments on 30 April 2007. The Review will examine the impacts of climate change on the Australian economy, and recommend medium to long-term policies and policy frameworks to improve the prospects for sustainable prosperity. The Review's final report is due on 30 September 2008, with a draft by 30 June 2008. 

The 63 page Interim Report can be found at the Garnaut Climate Change Review website -

You can have an input into the review by making a submission to the Review by Friday 11 April 2008. Further information is available at -

http://www.garnautreview.org.au/CA25734E0016A131/pages/submissions

 

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