|Future and Completed Projects - Sustainable|
What national and international challenges does climate change create? How can we construct sustainable economies, communities, and environments? What is the impact of the mining boom on regional communities?
Eidos considers careful planning of development, and continued scientific and technological research, crucial to confronting these challenges.
In 2010, as the Queensland Research Council collected and collated data on resource company expenditure, it connected with Eidos to produce the ‘Minerals and Energy Resources Sector in Queensland Economic Impact Study’, in collaboration with Central Queensland University.
Recognising the coordinated response required from governments, industry and academia to achieve positive regional development, in 2012 Eidos convened a national conference called ‘Achieving Regional Development: A Pathway to Productivity’ in collaboration with Central Queensland University, the University of Queensland, the University of Southern Queensland, the Queensland University of Technology, and the Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia network.
As the resources boom and fly/in-fly out workforces continued to create challenges for communities and the environment, in 2011 and 2012 Eidos convened national conferences on ‘Sustainable Development in Resource Intensive Regions’ in conjunction with Central Queensland University, the University of Newcastle, and the Gladstone Economic and Industry Development Board.
In the future, Eidos will host an ambitious calendar of events, including a national conference on ‘Sustainable Development in Resource Intensive Regions’ in 2013. Eidos prides itself on collaborative events engaging the best and the brightest minds, including a growing list of industry partners and member university associations.
Watch: Cr Paul Bell, President, Local Government Association of Queensland and Acting Chair, Regional Development Australia - Fitzroy and Central West deliver a keynote address on regional sustainability at the 2012 Eidos Resource Sustainability National Conference | Read: 2012 Follow Up Conference report, Sustainable Development in Resource Intensive Regions | Academic Leaders: Professor John Rolfe | Professor Stephen Webb
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