Beyond Zero Emissions is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Dominique Hes as the new BZE Principal Researcher. 

Dr Hes will lead Beyond Zero Emissions’ innovative research program, which is supporting and accelerating Australia’s transition to a zero carbon economy. 

Dr Hes is a well known and respected Australian sustainability leader. She has extensive expertise working in the higher education and building industries in the fields of sustainability, regenerative development, systems thinking, environmental issues, placemaking and project management.

Dr Hes is also highly regarded author, leading and contributing to influential journal articles and books, including Designing for Hope: Pathways to Regenerative Sustainability and the soon to be released Placemaking Fundamentals for the Built Environment.

Beyond Zero Emissions’ CEO Vanessa Petrie said “We are thrilled to welcome Dr Hes to Beyond Zero Emissions. Dr Hes is uniquely placed to drive our ambitious research agenda, which is opening up new opportunities for zero carbon economic development right across Australia.”

Dr Hes said: “I am looking forward to connecting my network and expertise to the wonderful work BZE is doing, and will do in the future.” 

“It has never been more critical to work together to imagine and deliver what thriving looks like in a low carbon future. The work BZE has done shows how we can transition to a stronger Australia, providing jobs through innovative industry, agricultural, transport, industry and building solutions. This will transition Australia away from our carbon dependence to a world leading clean superpower” said Dr Hes.

Dr Hes will commence on the 6 November.

Media contact: Vanessa Petrie 0478 218 999.

BEYOND ZERO EMISSIONS

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.