Guide to Giving
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
News  | 

Future Summit Identifies "Big Ideas"


Thursday, 22nd May 2008 at 1:35 pm
Staff Reporter
Renewable energy, population growth and new approaches to Infrastructure have been identified as big ideas for Australia's future.

Thursday, 22nd May 2008
at 1:35 pm
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Future Summit Identifies "Big Ideas"
Thursday, 22nd May 2008 at 1:35 pm

Renewable energy, population growth and new approaches to Infrastructure have been identified as big ideas for Australia’s future.

More than 450 delegates have discussed and debated their big ideas for Australia’s future at the Australian Davos Connection’s (ADC) fifth annual Future Summit in Sydney this month.

During the Future Summit’s final session, delegates presented the big ideas to emerge from streams focusing on the economy, environment, government, education, health, infrastructure, region and society.

Summit delegates called on Australia to become dependent on renewable energy in the next thirty years.

They also identified a need for Australia to play a key role in accommodating the accelerating global population and to change its approach to infrastructure challenges.

ADC Chairman, Michael Roux, says the big ideas produced are a recognition of the
enormous challenges facing Australia and the rest of the world which must be addressed urgently.

Roux says current approaches to climate change, the environment, food prices, skills shortages, infrastructure, health, and education are not working.

He says Australia needs these big ideas to help shift direction in these areas immediately because they can no longer go on as they are.

Roux says the big ideas from Future Summit will be circulated to state and federal governments and around the world through the World Economic Forum (WEF).

The Future Summit’s big ideas will also help set the agenda at this year’s ADC Australian Leadership Retreat at Hayman Island in August.

The Australian Davos Connection is a non-partisan, Not for Profit leadership organisation founded in 1996. As Australia’s pre-eminent leadership organisation, it connects leaders from all sectors of the community through a series of high profile events, including the Future Summit.

For more information go to www.futuresummit.org




Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers?

Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au

Tags : Events,

 Print

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

'Transform' Conference Line-up First Look

Contributor

Thursday, 11th October 2018 at 7:30 am

Smartphones Win at Auctions

Staff Reporter

Thursday, 10th November 2016 at 10:41 am

POPULAR

Charities take fundraising into their own hands

Maggie Coggan

Tuesday, 18th June 2019 at 8:28 am

Setting Aussie kids up for success

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 5th June 2019 at 4:13 pm

Why an AAT ruling could shake-up NDIS funding

Luke Michael

Friday, 14th June 2019 at 4:16 pm

Subscribe to News
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!