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ALCAS Conference 2019

Enrollments for the Life Cycle Assessment Certified Practitioner (LCACP) exam on the 4th of March closes on the 4th of February 2019.
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Peter Newman - Curtin University - Professor of Sustainability

Peter Newman is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University. He sat on the Board of Infrastructure Australia and is the Co-ordinating Lead Author for Transport on the IPCC. His books include 'Resilient Cities: Overcoming Fossil Fuel Dependence' (2017), 'The End of Automobile Dependence' (2015), ‘Green Urbanism in Asia’ (2013), ‘Green Urbanism Down Under’ (2009), 'Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence' which was launched in the White House in 1999 and 'Cities and Automobile Dependence' with Jeff Kenworthy in 1989 which has been described as ‘one of the most influential planning books of all time’. In 2001-3 Peter directed the production of Western Australia’s Sustainability Strategy in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. In 2004-5 he was a Sustainability Commissioner in Sydney advising the government on planning and transport issues. In 2006/7 he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Virginia Charlottesville and also taught the University of Pennsylvania in the 1990's. In 2014 Peter was awarded an Order of Australia for his contributions to urban design and sustainable transport, particularly related to the saving and rebuilding of Perth’s rail system and in 2018 he was WA Scientist of the Year. He was an elected Fremantle City Councillor from 1976-80 where he still lives.

Olivier Jolliet - University of Michigan - Professor in Impact & risk modeling

Professor Jolliet assesses environmental risks and impacts of chemicals using innovative technologies. He has done some cool work on chemicals in building products and the human health impacts in LCA. With a Ph.D. in building physics, Olivier also co-initiated the UNEP (United Nations Environment Program)/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative and is the scientific manager of its Life Cycle Impact Assessment program.

Eric Mieras - PRé Consultants bv - Managing Director

Eric Mieras is Managing Director of the Netherlands based Pré sustainability consultancy, the company that developed the world’s most widely used LCA software, SimaPro, amongst many other LCA achievements in its 25 years of existence.

Nicole Sullivan - Green Building Council of Australia - Senior Manager

Nicole Sullivan is currently the Senior Manager - Green Star Solutions at Green Building Council of Australia, where she is deeply involved in shaping the next version of Green Star, a force of influence in the built environment and driver of the application of LCA and EPDs for better decision making. Nicole spent over 20 years at Bluescope Steel before joining the GBCA and was instrumental in making Bluescope an early adopter of EPDs in Australia.

Fabia Pryor - KeepCup - Sustainability Program Manager

Fabia leads KeepCup’s disposable free campaign.

With a background in strategy, campaigning and responsible business, Fabia is a vocal advocate of good business.

Her work has spanned the supply chain, from production to retail, including:

● Training manufacturers and retailers including Jeanswest, Nobody Denim and Myer

● Working with traditional weaving communities in Peru

● Managing Melbourne’s Textile & Fashion Hub and its on-shore production facility

When she’s not championing single-use free, find her vying with a two year old and aged poodle for space on the yoga mat.

Lou Dyer - KeepCup - Innovation Manager

Lou has been with KeepCup from the beginning. She’s witnessed massive growth in the reusables market, from the early days of being asked whether KeepCups were disposable cup holders to now, where KeepCups have become a global product category.

Starting on the sales floor ten years ago Lou moved into operations and now heads up Innovation. She is the go-to for all things supply chain, recycling and materials.

When she’s not exploring the latest in plastics innovation, find her cycling to work with a podcast pumping.

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