The Gas Fallacy: Why we need a renewable led recovery for our climate, health and economy

Tuesday 15 September   |   7:00 – 8:30pm

This is a free community event.






Below are videos of the 15 minute presentations given by Professor Nigel Tapper, Rob Gell and Lalitha Ramachandran. These videos are followed by Questions from the audience and finally the complete two hour video of the forum. Still further below are photos taken by Simon Kosmer of the audience. Simon also prepared the artwork for the header on this page and the PECAN A5 FLYER we distributed to 15,000 letterboxes in Port Phillip and Bayside. We thank all the speakers and the moderator, Esther Abram, for making the forum possible.

A PDF of Professor Nigel Tapper’s presentation

Professor Nigel Tapper

Professor Nigel Tapper completed his PhD on urban climate, a subject matter that was distinctly unsexy at the time. Now, thirty years later and on a warmer planet, Nigel is involved in an expert panel on infrastructure and settlement of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and the Cities as Water Supply Catchments program, helping to bring down the mercury in our urban areas and the planet as a whole. The Cities as Water Supply Catchments is a multi-disciplinary, multi-faculty program funded by the state science agenda and the federal water . . .  READ MORE

A PDF of Rob Gell’s presentation


Rob Gell is a geographer and specifically a coastal geomorphologist, specialising in the environmental processes that continually shape our coastlines. As such, he has an expert understanding of the Victorian coastline and its formation.

In his professional life he works as an environmental and communications consultant and is an Executive Director of ReThink Sustainability Pty Ltd. and a director of Attentis Technology, an advanced, real time, sensor and intelligence network technology . . . READ MORE. . .

A PDF of Lalitha Ramachandran’s presentation

Lalitha Ramachandran

Lalitha Ramachandran was Senior Project Manager in Sustainability at the City of Port Phillip between 2005 and 2015. She operates her own environment consultancy, Ecosens, and for the last two years she has been based in South East Water as Technical Project Manager.

Lalitha was instrumental in work carried out by the Port Phillip Council on both heat and flood issues, and her work since then has built on this experience in addressing these complex issues. . . . READ MORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Questions from the audience

The complete two hour video of the forum

Photos taken at the forum