Did you know, your host, THE UniVERSity of Tasmania , leaDs the world in sustainability?  True! 

The University of Tasmania is officially the world’s top university for climate action. The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings rated UTAS number one in climate action globally for 2023 – the second year running. This ranking is a credit to their climate change research, sustainable energy use, and commitment to educating and supporting the community to take climate action as well. Learn more about the UTAS commitment to sustainability at


As you know, running a conference according to sustainability principles is a challenge, especially when it requires long distance air travel for delegates to attend.  We acknowledge this.  We are adopting a range of actions that will minimise negative impacts and promote positive impacts during the conference. We also have some suggestions for actions that you may wish to consider. 

What we are doing:

  • Using a centrally located conference venue
  • No conference bag (BYO)
  • No plastic single use water bottles (BYO water bottle)
  • Minimising printed conference material
  • Social functions will be held within the walking distance of the venue
  • Encouraging delegates to use the Conference Discount on the SkyBus to get to and from the airport
  • Creating a list of recommended local bars, cafes and restaurants for delegates to sample and support local businesses
  • Engaged with Hamlet, a not-for profit social enterprise, for our catering

What you can do as a conference delegate:

  • Consider purchasing genuine/reliable carbon offsets for your travel to and from the conference
  • Use public transport, or your own feet, to get around Hobart
  • Bring your own keep cup for purchasing hot/cold beverages
  • Visit the various attractions and shop at local businesses that offer local products 

The Hobart City Council has a Single-Use Plastics By-Law that bans certain single-use plastic food packaging.  See the Hobart City Council webpage for full details on the By-Law.


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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the muwinina people, the traditional owners of the Land upon which we work, and we pay our respect to Aboriginal Elders; past and present. We respect all Tasmanian Aboriginal people, their culture and their rights as the first peoples of lutruwita.

Diversity and inclusion commitment

CAUTHE strongly supports equity and inclusion for all. We embrace diversity and condemn any kind of discrimination, be it on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.