Please note: AEGN events are for grantmakers not grantseekers unless the event specifically states otherwise.


Funder Forum – Food systems, Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture and AEGN AGM

Centre for Policy Development will present research on Commonwealth and Victorian government funding programs in the areas of food systems, biodiversity and sustainable agriculture, followed by discussion on the implications for funding. This work has been undertaken through a partnership with the AEGN to inform members about government policy and funding in this area and will play an important role in informing strategic  and impactful funding.

The Funder Forum will be followed by the AEGN Annual General Meeting.

Date Wednesday 25 October 2017
Time 3.30 – 6.00pm

The Depot Room

Donkey Wheel House

Level 2, 673 Bourke Street


Enquiries Esther Abram on


Central Australia Field Trip
This field trip has now been deferred to May 2018. AEGN field trip exploring biodiversity, Indigenous land management, renewable energy and the issues of climate change in the awe-inspiring landscape of outback Australia. Meet and learn from Indigenous rangers, scientists and practitioners on this six day field trip.  Cost to be confirmed, range from $4,500 to $5,500 excluding flights to Alice Springs and ex Uluru.
Date May 2018
Location Central Australia
Enquiries Ione McLean


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EGA Fall Retreat 2017 – USA
In response to the growing urgency of climate change, we have fully integrated climate into our 2017 Fall Retreat. Join us in September to hear from youth climate activist Aji Piper about his role in the landmark U.S. Federal Climate Lawsuit with Our Children’s Trust, as well as from Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist at Texas Tech University, on engaging communities of faith. Main stage programming will include debates on what’s next, focusing on divergent paths to clean energy, jobs and the economy.
Date 24 – 27 September 2017
More Information 
Location Seattle WA, USA
Enquiries Heidi Taylor



Beyond Zero Emissions lunchtime briefing

The CEO and lead researcher of Beyond Zero Emissions will give an update on their recently completed report Rethinking Cement – which has already generated lively interest – and the new work they are beginning on other industrial processes. This is a crucial but under-reported area where large-scale gains can be made in reducing carbon emissions. (The cement industry alone produces emissions equivalent to those of the world’s car fleet.)

The BZE approach, as many of you will know, is to pull together research on known technology and to map out how emissions in the chosen sector – in this case, heavy industry – can lead to complete decarbonisation within ten years. In other words, they find solutions that are affordable and achievable. The organisation is very lean and I believe its can-do approach is well worth supporting. Come along to be informed, and learn how you can help either financially or by spreading the word.

Date Thursday 28 September 2017
Time 12.30 – 2.00pm
Location Level 2, 39 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
RSVP Sarah Brenan 0435 538 656 or
Details BYO lunch if possible (tea and coffee will be supplied, and some top-up food for those who need it)


Coherent Giving for Environmental Sustainability: A Reichstein Foundation Briefing
This briefing will lift the lid on the Reichstein Foundation’s strategy in funding four particular environmental organisations.

  • Climate Media Centre
  • 100% Renewable Yackandandah
  • Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network
  • Farmers for Climate Action

The briefing will include presentations from these outstanding changemaker organisations, as well as Reichstein Foundation EO John Spierings who will discuss the policy context and reasoning behind our funding support.

We will also introduce Julien Vincent, Executive Director, Market Forces.

Please save the date and we will be back in touch as the date approaches with reminders and confirmation.

Date 16 October 2017
Time Lunchtime (more details to come)
Location The Cluster, 17/31 Queen St, Melbourne


2017 National Private Land Conservation Conference – Hobart

The Australian Landscape Conservation Alliance has its third annual conference on 18th – 20th of October in Hobart. These are terrific events and offer you an opportunity to hear from people and groups working to protect biodiversity and nature on private land.

There are usually all sorts of people involved – from large groups like Bush Heritage and Greening Australia to small landcare groups. Several AEGN members will attend this year. An agenda and website will be published later in August.

Date 18 – 20 October 2017
More Information
Location Hobart, Tasmania
Enquiries Heidi Taylor