With energy production a major generator of greenhouse gases, moving to renewables is seen as crucial in driving down emissions and tackling global warming.
At this year’s Healthy Environments and Lives Network conference (HEAL2022) which promoted “transformational change for environmental, planetary and human health”, clean energy was a core topic.
In particular, the Clean Energy for HEAL (CE4HEAL) session focused on a binational research project highlighting efforts to bring clean energy to communities in rural and remote parts of India and Australia.
CroakeyVOICES caught up with some of the participants as part of Croakey Conference News Service coverage of #HEAL2022..
Featuring in the podcast are:
- Professor Anne Poelina: Nyikina Warrwa Traditional Owner. Chair of Co-Chair of Indigenous Studies Nulungu Institute, University of Notre Dame
- Professor Sotiris Vardoulakis: Director, NHMRC Healthy Environments And Lives (HEAL) National Research Network. Professor of Global Environmental Health, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University
- Dr Veronica Matthews: Quandamooka woman from Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) and co-chair of the HEAL 2022 conference. Associate Professor at the University Centre for Rural Health at the University of Sydney and Co-leader of the Centre for Research Excellence in Strengthening Systems for Indigenous Health Care Equity.
- Karrina Nolan: Yorta Yorta woman. Executive Director of Original Power and First Nations Clean Energy Network (FNCEN) Steering Group Member. Borroloola Community Solar Project video from Original Power.
- Thomas Longden: Research fellow ANU Crawford School of Public Policy. Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific (ZCEAP) Grand Challenge.
- Jimmy Cocking: Chief Executive Officer at Desert Knowledge Australia.
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