“What can I do about climate change?” Positive ways to take action
We’ve heard about the climate change problem, so what can we do about it? In our next Game Change Webinar, hear from Professor Mark Howden on the positive actions we can all take to impact climate change. Professor Howden is a Vice Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Director of the Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions.
Human influence on climate is unequivocal and we are seeing the evidence of that influence across the globe, impacting on our health, economy, and environment. With global greenhouse gas emissions still on the rise, it is clear that immediate action is required to avoid the impacts of catastrophic global warming.
But what does that immediate action look like for the individual? You are not powerless – there is plenty you can do. In this webinar, Professor Mark Howden will explore the opportunities available to the everyday person to help limit global warming, whilst still pushing expectations across industry and government.
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About the speaker:
Professor Mark Howden is Director of the Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions at The Australian National University.
He is also an Honorary Professor at Melbourne University, a Vice Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and is the Chair of the ACT Climate Change Council. He was on the US Federal Advisory Committee for the 3rd National Climate Assessment, was a member of the Australian National Climate Science Advisory Committee and contributes to several major national and international science and policy advisory bodies.
Professor Howden has worked on climate variability, climate change, innovation and adoption issues for over 30 years in partnership with many industry, community and policy groups via both research and science-policy roles. Issues he has addressed include agriculture and food security, the natural resource base, ecosystems and biodiversity, energy, water and urban systems.
Professor Howden has over 420 publications of different types. He helped develop both the national and international greenhouse gas inventories that are a fundamental part of the Paris Agreement and has assessed sustainable ways to reduce emissions. He has been a major contributor to the IPCC since 1991, with roles in the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and now Sixth Assessment Reports, sharing the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with other IPCC participants and Al Gore.