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Annette learns how to Navigate towers and silos

April 6, 2020 12:04 pm Published by Comments Off on Annette learns how to Navigate towers and silos

After being selected as the inaugural winner of the CLEX Career Development Award for Women and Underrepresented Groups, Annette Hirsch has been learning all about the process of influencing policy.

Neil Gunningham – Averting Climate Catastrophe: Extinction Rebellion, Business & People Power

October 31, 2019 12:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Neil Gunningham (Fenner School of Environment and Society). Averting Climate Catastrophe: Extinction Rebellion, Business & People Power What, beyond grassroots politics, would a transformational movement built around climate change involve? About this Event We have a brief window in which to act on climate change, and to do so with enough force, commitment and ambition to achieve a rapid decarbonisation of the global economy. But how might such a fundamental shift – from business as usual to transformative change – be... View Article

Lucy Manne – Climate Change: A Very Short Arc that Bends towards Justice?

October 30, 2019 6:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Lucy Manne, (CEO of 350.org). Climate Change: A Very Short Arc that Bends towards Justice? 2019 Wednesday Lectures hosted by Raimond Gaita Political inaction in Australia and around the world means that we now have an alarmingly short window in which to act in order to mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis. As the urgency to increases, so does the risk that the solutions we adopt reinforce or even create systems of oppression and injustice. This lecture will examine the... View Article

Climate Change: A Very Short Arc that Bends towards Justice?

October 30, 2019 6:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

2019 Wednesday Lectures hosted by Raimond Gaita Political inaction in Australia and around the world means that we now have an alarmingly short window in which to act in order to mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis. As the urgency to increases, so does the risk that the solutions we adopt reinforce or even create systems of oppression and injustice. This lecture will examine the possible political pathways before us in the critically important upcoming decade, and how we... View Article

Briefing note 003: Why are we uncertain about how extremely wet conditions will change in Australia in the future?

February 11, 2019 4:08 pm Published by Comments Off on Briefing note 003: Why are we uncertain about how extremely wet conditions will change in Australia in the future?

Computer models used to simulate global climate agree the climate will warm in response to increasing atmospheric greenhouse gases. However, a recent paper by Bador et al. (2018)1 includes results that highlight our uncertainty about exactly how extremely wet conditions will change in Australia. Further development of Australia’s national climate model, ACCESS, may help reduce this uncertainty.

Dr Anita Talberg – Governing geoengineering sustainably

February 4, 2019 11:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Geoengineering is the technofix to climate change – a complex, contentious and high-stakes proposal that, in the absence of credible long-term global emissions reduction, cannot be overlooked. Anita’s PhD project adopts a sustainability perspective within which scenarios are often used in the management of long-term, complex, and uncertain issues. It investigates how a scenario exercise can inform sustainable geoengineering governance in Australia. This seminar provides an overview of the thesis and a detailed view of one chapter in which a... View Article

Academies call on CHOGM members to do more to fight climate change

March 19, 2018 1:23 am Published by Comments Off on Academies call on CHOGM members to do more to fight climate change

The Australian Academy of Science with 21 other Commonwealth National Academies of Science and societies as part of a consensus statement calling on the members at the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to use the best available science to guide action on climate change. The call comes at a time when research has shown that the commitments of the Paris Accord agreed to by international governments will still put the world on track for temperatures 3°C above preindustrial temperatures.