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Negotiations for Traditional Owners Recording

This webinar aims to share learnings and build knowledge on Negotiations for Traditional Owners, including ways to navigate the complexities of clean energy project development. 

The Traditional Owner Negotiations webinar will aim to provide:

  • An overview of how clean energy projects work commercially for their owners (i.e. how they make money and are run as businesses) and how to identify potential commercial points of leverage 
  • Identifying the different rights and interests of Traditional Owners that might be impacted by a clean energy project and how these might be used in a negotiation process
  • An overview of the impact that a clean energy project could have 
  • Some strategies that Traditional Owners could consider deploying in advance of a clean energy project to be able to negotiate from a position of strength 
  • Benefits that Traditional Owners may wish to consider in negotiating with clean energy developers 
  • Identifying some of the sources of support and assistance, and discussing industry standards (and best practice principles to which the industry should be held, regardless of tenure) 
  • And if there’s time, explore Canadian case studies and trends. 

Our panel of distinguished speakers includes:

  1. Chris Croker, Managing Director, Impact Investment Partners. Chris is a descendant of the Luritja people of the Central Desert. A mining engineer and senior business executive, he is the Managing Director of Impact Investment Partners, a specialist investment manager that applies social impact principles to large-scale investments to improve social and economic outcomes for Indigenous communities.

  2. Jason Bilney, Chair of Barngarla Determination Aboriginal Corporation. Jason is a descendant of the Barngarla people, the traditional custodians of most of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, and is currently opposing the Federal Government’s plans for a nuclear waste dump in Kimba.

  3. Emily Gerrard, Director, Comhar Group. Emily is a Director and Principal Lawyer at Comhar Group Pty Limited, an Australian-based legal and policy advisory firm. She is an environmental and climate change law specialist with extensive experience in native title, Indigenous land use agreements, renewable energy and resource development projects.

  4. Facilitated by Karrina Nolan, Executive Director, First Nations Clean Energy Network.