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Mr Simon Divecha
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I have two decades of experience creating environmental change, addressing climate futures and, leading programs that today create the conditions for the growth of sustainable organisations and societies.
I've worked extensively on environmental, social, community and business issues, at the international, national and local levels. This includes major programs and projects with leading national and international companies as well as directing international activities in senior roles.
My recent work with business includes managing the approval of a cutting edge $75 million sustainable housing development - Murraylands Life. This innovative project is one of several I have been involved with that are creating new benchmarks for affordable, low environmental impact, living.
I also played as a leading role in the successful bid to establish Adelaide as Australia's first Solar City (in collaboration with Origin Energy, BP Solar, ANZ, Lend Lease and other companies).
In other roles, I am currently undertaking a part-time doctorate at Adelaide University. My PhD explores the impact of climate change on business strategy, culture and collaboration in two major international companies. I am also a lecturer, as well as designing and delivering the Adelaide University Masters of Carbon Management in Business course.
Awards & Achievements
Harvard, China and Australia joint climate change symposium.
In the world of hard climate science, carbon pricing schemes and emissions targets you could be forgiven for thinking that human attitudes are of lesser importance. Nothing is further from the truth. ... Read about the resarch for this Symposium here.
2009 - Next Generation Leadership Program, Australia-Korea Korea - One of 10 Australian's chosen to participate in Green Growth exchange.
2007 - Australian Davos Connection Future Summit Leadership Award Melbourne - Award from Sir Ninian Stephens for outstanding leadership in the community.
2007 - Commonwealth Study Conference India / Singapore / Malaysia - Participant - one of 18 Australians selected to attend this 4 yearly event.
2006 - Integral Institute Colorado USA -Received scholarship to participate in Integral Sustainability Workshop.
2001 - Sydney Leadership Program Award Sydney/NSW - Sydney Leadership brings committed leaders from business, government and the community sector together to examine complex interdependent issues and solutions.
DIVECHA, S. 2009. Common Pool Resource Principles and Development in Business Responses to Climate Change. Workshop on the Workshop 4. Indiana University Bloomington.
DIVECHA, S. 2002. Detailed Ok Tedi Analysis. Mineral Policy Institute Website. Mineral Policy Institute.
DIVECHA, S., RAKOVA, U., OAKWOOD, M. 2000. Cyanide Crash - Tolukuma Gold Mine Cyanide Spill in Papua New Guinea. Mineral Policy Institute, Greenpeace, Environmental Law Centre PNG.
DIVECHA, S., 1998. Down to Earth - A Plain English Guide for Earthworks Community Waste Program. Auburn Development Network, Environment Protection Authority NSW.
DIVECHA, S., COBBING, M., VALLETTE, J. 1994. The Waste Invasion of Asia - Hazardous Waste and Policy Alternatives in Southeast Asia. Greenpeace.
COBBING, M., DIVECHA, S. 1993. Export of Lead Batteries to non-OECD Countries. Greenpeace.
BARCLAY, B., DIVECHA, S. 1992. Silent Spring - 30 years on. Greenpeace.
DIVECHA, S., BARCLAY, B. 1992. Organic Cotton - New Business and Environmental Change. Greenpeace.
DIVECHA, S. 1991. The Clean Production Alternative - Hazardous Waste Out of Water. Greenpeace.
DIVECHA, S., LISLE, P., MCRAY, S. 1990. Nufarm - Dioxin Pollution. Greenpeace.
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