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ANU Climate Change Institute presents

Climate Update 2018

Conference


When:

8th February 2018
1.30-7.30pm

Where:

HC Coombs Lecture Theatre (#8A), Fellows Road, ANU, Acton, ACT 2601

Speakers:

Professor Kate Auty, ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment

Shane Rattenbury, MLA, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, ACT Government

Professor Mark Howden, Director, ANU Climate Change Institute

Professor John Hewson, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

plus many more

Cost:

Free

ANU Climate Update 2018 will present an overview of how our climate is changing and how we’re responding to these changes in Australia and around the world.

If you’re interested in climate change and want to understand the latest developments, this is a must attend event.

Part 1 will summarise the latest climate science, including a snapshot of newly released 2017 climate data, followed by commentary on emissions policy responses.

Part 2 will move to climate extremes – extreme heat, flooding and frost – and their implications for how we live, work and eat.

Part 3 will discuss corporate responses to climate change.

Drinks and light refreshments will be served in between sessions.

The event will bring together climate researchers, students, policymakers, industry, media and the public. There’ll be opportunities for audience questions at the end of each session and plenty of informal discussion during the breaks.

Event schedule: 

1.30pm – Registration and tea and coffee

Part 1: State of the Climate, 2 – 3.30pm

Chair – Professor Kate Auty, ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment

Opening Address – Shane Rattenbury, MLA, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, ACT Government

Global Climate Overview 2017 – Professor Mark Howden, Director, ANU Climate Change Institute, and Vice Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group 2

Emissions policy responses – Professor John Hewson, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

Audience Q&A

3.30-4pm – Afternoon tea

Part 2: Climate extremes, 4 – 5.30pm

Chair – Professor Sharon Friel, Director, School of Regulation and Global Governance, ANU

Extreme heat events – Dr Sophie Lewis, Fenner School of Environment & Society, ANU

Floods – Dr Peter May, Head of Research, Bureau of Meterology

Frost – Steve Crimp, ANU Climate Change Institute

Panel discussion and audience Q&A

5.30-6pm – Drinks and light refreshments

Part 3: Corporate Responses to Climate Change, 6 – 7.30pm

Keynote address – Pauline Vamos, CEO Regnan and formerly CEO, Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia

Panellists:
• Caroline Lambert, Climate Counsellor, Delegation of the European Union to Australia
• Kate Mackenzie, Director, Climate-KIC and Fellow, Centre for Policy Development

Audience Q&A.

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