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Two-day roundtable co-designing Australia’s inaugural First Nations Clean Energy Strategy starts today in Cairns
Over 100 First Nations leaders and industry and government representatives are registered to attend the fourth roundtable in the co-design of the inaugural First Nations Clean Energy Strategy in Cairns, Queensland on 28-29 August 2023.Read more
Despite significant energy justice issues, there is great opportunity for First Nations to play a leading role in the clean energy industry in Queensland, particularly given the scale of projects proposed.Read more
Queensland has very strong solar resources, and also high quality and nationally competitive wind resources and there is clearly much potential for the development of clean energy projects on First Nations-titled lands.
This policy overview was drafted with assistance from Elizabeth McDonald, Director at Chalk & Behrendt and Taryn Lane, consultant and Manager of Hepburn Community Wind Farm.
Thanks to Hoshi Moshi for the image!
First Nations communities, organisations, and relevant government representatives are invited to attend the First Nations Clean Energy Strategy roundtable on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 August in Cairns.Read more
In Northern Australia, almost all land, and also waters, are covered by some form of legally recognised and enforceable First Nations title. Australiaʼs rapid transition to renewable energy will require access to vast areas of land and waters, including for thousands of kilometres of new transmission infrastructure. Enabling and empowering First Nations to play a key and central role in Australiaʼs renewable energy transition goes beyond just social licence issues - it presents a unique opportunity for Australia to design an economic system for renewable energy infrastructure developments (and upstream and downstream supply chains) that is fair and just and which can also positively impact and result in other social and economic benefits for First Nations.