Discussion Groups

Hear from leading climate solution thinkers and experts dedicated to a zero emissions Australia at out our regular discussion groups in Melbourne.BZE Discussion Groups are open to everyone, and connect you with leading climate solution thinkers and people dedicated to a zero emissions Australia. Entry is by gold coin donation.

It’s a great opportunity to exchange information and ideas to encourage the urgent transformation of Australia into a zero carbon economy.

See what Discussion Group topics are coming up.

No RSVP needed, just turn up!

When and where

Date: First Monday of the month (unless otherwise advertised here). Not January.

Time: 6.30pm to 8pm.

LocationUniversity of Melbourne – Fritz Loewe Theatre. View map.
McCoy Building (Bldg 200)
Elgin St
Parkville, VIC 3052

Running late? The doors may be locked after 6.45pm but you’ll see a mobile number on the sign by the doors; please ring and we can let you in.

Afterwards: join us as we continue the discussion over a drink or meal at the Clyde Hotel next door.

BZE thanks the Climate and Energy College at Melbourne University for supporting us in bringing you these events.

Previous presenters

Since 2008 we have welcomed hundreds of presenters including:

  • Dr David Suzuki, Canadian environmentalist and author
  • Adam Bandt, federal member of parliament
  • Phil Hart, member of the Australian Association for the Study of Peak Oil (ASPO)
  • Ian Dunlop, former head of the Australian Coal Association
  • Dr Keith Lovegrove, Head of the ANU Solar Thermal Group

Recordings of previous discussion groups

Can’t make a session? Find out what happened by accessing the podcast and – where applicable – presentation slides. Some sessions are audio only, others are audio and video.


Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) is an internationally recognised climate change think tank, providing independent and ambitious climate change solutions for Australia.

Our flagship research shows how all sectors of the Australian economy can decarbonise, repower and benefit from the transition to zero emissions. These Zero Carbon Australia plans cover renewable energy and electricity; energy efficient buildings; sustainable transport; agriculture, farming and land use; and industry.

Through volunteer-powered research we show that a thriving, zero emissions society is achievable and affordable now, and that Australia can become a renewable energy superpower.