Climate Summit for Local Government

Sept 6-8, 2023 | Melbourne


Member event

Net Zero Communities Part II: Successful Projects and Community Buy-In

29 Apr 2021
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Online via Zoom

In April’s webinar, you’ll hear from councils and experts leading the way towards their net zero community targets.

Whilst many councils have the net zero target in place for council operations, some councils have taken the next big step in creating a net zero target for their communities also. We’ll hear from councils who have successfully implemented projects that are making that target achievable.

Join us on Thursday the 29th of April at 2pm AEST via Zoom. Please note that this is Australian Eastern Standard Time, meaning that SA, NT and WA will need to log on earlier.

This is a member-only event, to register please email [email protected]


Manny Pasqualini
Manny Pasqualini

Manny Pasqualini

Hepburn Shire Council

Over the past 15 years Manny has worked on diverse projects across the sustainability field including conservation, climate, water and environmental management projects in Europe, Latin America and Australia. Manny returns to local government for his current role leading sustainability at Hepburn Shire Council, having spent time learning the craft during his formative years abroad at Dublin City Council and London’s Hackney Borough. Since returning to Australia in 2009, Manny has supported the emerging community energy and zero emissions movements through his professional and personal life as a Director with Community Power Agency, and a founding member of the Coalition for Community Energy. Most recently Manny led the Zero Carbon Programs team at the Australian Energy Foundation (previously Moreland Energy Foundation), specialising in energy innovation research and program delivery with high levels of community benefit. Manny lives on 20 acres in the beautiful Hepburn Shire and is committed to supporting the local ambition of a ZNET community, while enjoying the steep learning curve of regenerative farming in his spare time.

Taryn Lane
Taryn Lane

Taryn Lane

General Manager of Hepburn Wind and a researcher for UNSW on Just Climate Transitions

Taryn led the development of Hepburn Z-NET which won the Premiers Sustainability Award in 2019, and is a member of the current Z-NET Roundtable. She is a Founding Director of RE-Alliance and the Coalition for Community Energy, as well as a 2017 Winston Churchill Fellow.