Councils, if you’re considering FOGO programs for your locality, what are the other considerations beyond capital and planning that could bring about significant benefits, both from an environmental and economic perspective? Have you thought about registering for the federal government’s Source Separated Organic Waste methodology under the Emissions Reduction Fund to monetise your carbon abatement?
The benefits of doing so, and equally, the process of going down this path as part of your FOGO program planning, are often not well known. Carbon markets expert and Chief Operating Officer at Corporate Carbon Advisory, Julien Gastaldi, who also heads up WMRR’s National Carbon Division, will be on hand in this session to guide local government through the ERF process to start earning Australian Carbon Credit Units.
You’ll also hear from Marcus Geisler, CEO of Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC), which was recently (August 2021) successful at registering its FOGO project for the SSOW methodology. Marcus will share EMRC’s experience and lessons at this webinar.
MEET OUR SPEAKERS
Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Carbon Advisory
Julien has 12 years' experience working on Climate Change, Waste Management, Pollution Pricing, Carbon Markets, Land Management and Community Development.
He has an acute sense of social justice and is an advocate for a 'Just Transition' to a low-carbon economy. Julien works through building loyal partnerships to redirect climate finance towards the realisation of local social, economic and environmental benefits. He also brings connections to international carbon markets in Europe and the South Pacific to its local governments, indigenous groups, farmers, and corporate clients.
Julien is the chair of WMRR's national carbon division, and holds both a Masters of Civil Engineering (Environmental Management / Solid Waste Management) from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and an Ecole Polytechnique’s Masters of Management, Science & Environmental Physics (Climate Change Dynamics).
CEO, Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC)
Over the past 30 years, Marcus has built up experience in developing strategies, delivering projects and leading teams in the private as well as the public sector, primarily in waste management and resource recovery.
In the private sector he was engaged in senior strategic and operational roles for companies including Suez, Thiess and Coates Hire in Europe, Australia and Asia.
From 2008 to 2019 Marcus served on the Western Australian State Government Waste Authority. From 2012 as its Chairman, which culminated in the development and launch of the ‘whole of government’ WARR Strategy 2030 in 2019, introducing the Circular Economy and Behaviour Change as guiding concepts.
Marcus joined the Eastern Metro Regional Council (EMRC) in the same year to focus on implementation of the WARR strategy and enabling the ‘linear to circular’ transition through Local Government.
Marcus has qualifications in Economics and Trade attained in the Netherlands, is an alumni and fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is involved in many not-for-profit/for-purpose organisations and government advisory boards.
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