ANU climate update

ANU Climate Update 2019 will present an overview of how our climate is changing and how we are responding to these changes in Australia and around the world. You'll hear from experts, practitioners, regulators and leading commentators from across ANU and throughout Australia.
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ANU climate update

7 February 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm

ANU Climate Update 2019 will present an overview of how our climate is changing and how we are responding to these changes in Australia and around the world. You’ll hear from experts, practitioners, regulators and leading commentators from across ANU and throughout Australia.

Part 1 will summarise the latest climate research, including a snapshot of newly released data on how our climate changed in 2018, and a focus on fire and coral reefs.

Part 2 will discuss the economic benefits of acting to address climate change.

REGISTRATIONS VIA EVENTBRITE ARE ESSENTIAL. 

 

Program

  • 2.15-2.45pm – Registrations and tea and coffee

2.45pm – 4.30pm – Part 1 – State of the Climate

  • Welcome by Chair, Prof Kate Auty, ACT Commissioner for Sustainabilty and the Environment
  • Opening Address – Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP, Shadow Assistant Treasurer
  • Global Climate Overview 2018 – Prof Mark Howden, Director, ANU Climate Change Institute
  • Climate impacts: Fires –  Dr Hamish Clark, University of Wollongong
  • Climate impacts: Coral Reefs – Assoc Prof Nerilie Abram, Research School of Earth Sciences, ANU
  • Audience Q&A

4.35 – 5.15pm – Afternoon tea

5.15 – 6.45pm – Part 2 – Climate Action:  Economic opportunities and risks

  • Opening comments by Chair – Prof Helen Sullivan, Director, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
  • Global economic gains from complying with Paris Climate Agreement –  Prof Tom Kompas, ANU & University of Melbourne
  • Climate risk & opportunities: regulatory requirements around climate change – Commissioner Sean Hughes, Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC)
  • How carbon farming can benefit indigenous communities – Rowan Foley, Aboriginal Carbon Fund
  • Concluding thoughts by Chair

6.45 – 7.30pm – Drinks

Venue

ANU Coombs Lecture Theatre
Fellows Rd
Acton, ACT 2601 Australia
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