Julia Lipton has commenced in a brand new City of Sydney role as C40 city adviser.
C40, a global network of cities taking action to reduce emissions, has funded around half of the cost of the position, with the position helping to develop and implement policies, programs and projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks.
Ms Lipton will work with the City of Sydney to drive emissions savings in industry sectors, as well as create a model for other cities to use.
Based on existing data and insights, Ms Lipton will develop strategies to quantify the opportunities for emissions savings for each sector and develop plans for reductions based on the sector’s characteristics, barriers and drivers, a City of Sydney statement said.
Before joining C40, Ms Lipton developed a sector strategy – the City of Sydney’s Residential Apartments Sustainability Plan – and managed the city’s residential sustainability programs. She has also worked for the NSW Government fostering business partnerships in energy efficiency, and before joining the public sector managed the UK’s Corporate Responsibility Index in Australia and New Zealand and the Green Capital corporate sustainability program for non-government organisations in Australia.
Julia has a bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s degree in international development.