Events

Check out our calendar of events and participate in our seminars and public lectures.

Past events

01
Dec
2021

ANU Solar Oration 2021: The Solar Century – renewable energy’s role in a zero carbon future »

5.30pm 1 December 2021

Join us for ANU Solar Oration 2021 to hear from Assistant Prof Marta Victoria and Assoc Prof Matt Stocks on upcoming potential for solar in the decarbonisation of the energy sector.

01
Dec
2021

ANU Energy Update 2021 - Getting to Net Zero »

1pm 1 December 2021

What role will the energy sector play in the journey to net zero emissions? Join us in this year’s Energy Update to discuss this question, as well as recent developments in energy research and analysis.

18
Nov
2021

Post COP26 - What happened, and where to from here? »

6pm 18 November 2021

Join us to hear a summary of what happened at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, what this means for climate action globally, and where to from here.

27
Oct
2021

Can low consumption lifestyles help us meet climate goals? »

5pm 27 October 2021

Join us to discuss if low consumption lifestyles could help us meet climate goals, with Game Change Scholarship recipient Rebecca Blackburn.

14
Oct
2021

Energy Conversations: Maximising Consumer Ability to Manage Electricity Demand »

4pm 14 October 2021

Join us to hear Dr Lee White and others in a panel discussion on the topics of energy efficient homes and how best to maximise consumer ability to manage electricity demand.

13
Oct
2021

New UN Report on Climate Science: Implications for Fiji and the Pacific »

13 October 2021

Join us to discuss the main findings of the latest UN report on the science of climate change and its implications for Fiji and the Pacific.

09
Sep
2021

Breastfeeding: where healthy and sustainable food systems begin »

7pm 9 September 2021

Today’s food systems are contributing to several intersecting health and ecological crises of global concern. Recognising this, many are now calling for transformative, and some even say radical, food systems change.

02
Sep
2021

Energy Conversations: Renewable hydrogen »

4pm 2 September 2021

Join us to hear a panel of energy researchers and industry representatives give their perspectives on the prospects for renewable hydrogen.

25
Aug
2021

New UN Report on Climate Science: Implications for PNG and the Pacific »

4.30pm 25 August 2021

Along with our partners, the University of Papua New Guinea, this event will look at the main main findings of the recent IPCC report and its implications for Papua New Guinea and the Pacific.

25
Aug
2021

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report: An overview of the physical science of climate change for the Pacific »

25 August 2021

Along with our partners, the Pacific Climate Change Centre at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), this event will look at the main findings of recent IPCC report and its implications for the Pacific.

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15
Dec
2020

Preparing for the unprecedented: implementation of the Report of the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements »

12pm 15 December 2020

Join us for this online webinar to discuss the question of how government, industry and society will go about the challenge of implementing the Bushfire Royal Commission’s wide-ranging recommendations.

04
Dec
2020

The future of US climate policy under a Biden administration: Some implications for Australia »

10am 4 December 2020

Dr Morris will discuss the dramatically changed outlook for climate policy in the United States arising from the election of Joe Biden.

03
Dec
2020

ANU Energy Update 2020 »

12pm 3 December 2020

Presented by the ANU Energy Change Institute in cooperation with the Energy Research Institutes Council for Australia (ERICA).

01
Dec
2020

Celebrating Antarctica: climate change, biodiversity, and science »

6pm 1 December 2020

Join us in celebrating Antarctica Day with a panel discussion on the importance of the region, and how it is impacted by climate change.

23
Nov
2020

Delivering on the Paris Climate Agreement – looking ahead to Glasgow »

6pm 23 November 2020

On 12 December, 2015, the Paris Climate Agreement was signed by 197 countries, representing every nation on Earth. Now, almost five years later, how is the world tracking to meet the targets set out in the agreement? How are other countries ratcheting up climate action?

19
Nov
2020

Knowledge to action and action to knowledge: how collaborative processes can address climate change »

4pm 19 November 2020

In this panel session we will discuss how these collaborative processes work in practice and what are the ingredients for success. We will draw on the experience of both ANU researchers and their counterparts outside of academia who have conducted transdisciplinary research related to climate change.

18
Nov
2020

EPBC Act: Federal environment reform in an age of climate crisis »

6pm 18 November 2020

An interim review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EBPC) Act found the law is "ineffective" amid the current "unsustainable" environmental trajectory. Join this College of Law expert panel as they discuss these issues and more.

18
Nov
2020

Compound, Cascading and Lingering Disasters - Panel 2 »

12pm 18 November 2020

Addressing complex risk and disasters and enabling resilience

17
Nov
2020

ANU Solar Oration 2020 »

12pm 17 November 2020

Transitioning the world to 100% clean, renewable energy, and how the U.S. election will affect the transition

16
Nov
2020

David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet - Panel discussion & Screening »

5.30pm 16 November 2020

Film screening of David Attenborough's A Life On Our Planet and panel discussion.

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18
Dec
2019

Deciphering the UN climate talks in Madrid »

6pm 18 December 2019

The UN Secretary General has described global efforts to tackle climate change as "utterly inadequate". So how did events unfold at COP25?

04
Dec
2019

Transitioning to net zero emissions: What can we learn from the Swedish model? »

4pm 4 December 2019

What has made Sweden take leadership role in climate policy? How does a country like this plan to reach net zero emissions by 2045?

03
Dec
2019
02
Dec
2019

ANU Energy Update 2019 »

2 December 2019

28
Nov
2019

Overcoming fossil fuel resistance to climate action: Lessons from the US »

6pm 28 November 2019

Despite mounting evidence of a climate crisis, some fossil fuel industries continue to resist action. What can be done?

28
Nov
2019

Future disasters: political and strategic policy vulnerabilities »

1pm 28 November 2019

Future disasters: political and strategic policy vulnerabilities - Public lecture by Professor Steve Dovers

15
Nov
2019

What Australia has and hasn't done to tackle climate change impacts on human health »

3.30pm 15 November 2019

Launch of MJA-Lancet Countdown on Health & Climate Change Report 2019 in Canberra

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19
Dec
2018

Explaining COP24, the Katowice Climate Change Conference »

6pm 19 December 2018

A panel of experts and climate negotiators who’ve attended the 2018 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Council of Parties (CoP24), held in Katowice, Poland, will explain how the conference evolved.

06
Dec
2018

Enhancing Food Systems Resilience: Challenges, Future Scenarios & Research Avenues »

1pm 6 December 2018

Based on a brief introduction to food system challenges, the presentation will consider plausible future food demand and the consequences for health, society and environment. It will then consider the nature of shocks and stresses, concluding with considerations relating to enhancing food system resilience.

03
Dec
2018

Climate impacts on Tuvalu and hopes for climate change negotiations »

6pm 3 December 2018

The Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Rt Hon Enele Sosene Sopoaga, will discuss the impacts of climate change on Tuvalu, noting the implications of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5° C.

30
Nov
2018

Building Sustainable Cities with Effective Transport »

1.30pm 30 November 2018

The Danish ambassador Tom Nørring’s talks on on urban transformation the Danish way – and also get to understand why he is so happy about his new apartment, centrally located in wonderful Copenhagen and with a fantastic view of….well, a power station?

19
Nov
2018

The cascading impact of disasters in a warming world »

12pm 19 November 2018

The recently released IPCC Special Scientific Report, “Global Warming of 1.5°C” highlighted the historically unprecedented scale of the changes required in energy, land, urban and industrial systems to achieve the 1.5 degrees limit and the enormity of the additional climate impacts we can expect if we are unsuccessful in doing so.

12
Nov
2018

Climate Café: How can music encourage people to engage on climate change? »

12.15pm 12 November 2018

What role can music play in climate change communication and adaptation?  Drawing on recent research in West Africa, this Climate Cafe will explore the way musician-farmers in the Gambia are responding to the challenges of a changing climate through song.

30
Oct
2018

2018 Negative Emissions Conference: Integrating Industry, Technology and Society for Carbon Drawdown »

30 October 2018

To ensure that Australia plays a leading role and has a strong international voice, a holistic approach across the humanities, arts, and sciences is needed; bringing us into line with other nations. This conference aims to explore negative emissions technologies holistically from practicality, feasibility, and environmental/societal impact perspectives.

16
Oct
2018

Power, Protest, Norms and Networks: Fossil fuels and the new politics of climate change »

12.30pm 16 October 2018

Drawing on a suite of recent publications on “Anti-Fossil Fuel Norms”, supply-side climate policy, the normative foundations of climate policies, and fossil fuel bans, Fergus Green will explain how the new politics of fossil fuels mobilises grassroots supporters, challenges the legitimacy of the fossil fuel industry, builds global moral norms against fossil fuels, and facilitates international cooperation.

15
Oct
2018

Climate Café: Responding to Climate Tipping Points »

12.15pm 15 October 2018

Dr Andrew Glikson will give a short presentation about these climate tipping points. Participants will then split into small groups to discuss: Which climate tipping points are likely to have the greatest impact in Australia (environmentally and / or psychologically)? Could better communication of climate tipping points help facilitate more action on climate change?  If so, outline communication approaches. What adaptation measures could we take to lessen their effects?

09
Oct
2018

IPCC special report on Global Warming of 1.5°C: Deciphering the implications for emission-reduction and climate adaptation  »

6pm 9 October 2018

The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement committed participants to hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C.

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08
Dec
2017

The security implications of Climate, Energy and Economic transitions - What could possibly go wrong? »

12.30pm 8 December 2017

John Blackburn will discuss the forthcoming study he will lead to explore these issues. He wishes to discuss a draft set of hypotheses and key questions the study will address with the audience, to seek advice and input to the study.

05
Dec
2017

Fear, fearlessness and environmental activism: The Lock the Gate Alliance »

12.30pm 5 December 2017

This event is the fourth part of a four part series: Governance and the power of fear.

27
Nov
2017

Climate Café: Can cartoons transform our attitudes to climate change? »

12.15pm 27 November 2017

The evidence that our climate is changing due to human activity is overwhelming. Yet attitudes towards climate change vary widely within the Australian community, with a small minority of people denying this evidence. Many more are ambivalent about the issue.

13
Nov
2017

EnergyLab Canberra: Embracing the opportunities offered by community generation »

5.30pm 13 November 2017

As the cost of renewable energy generation is falling it has become increasingly popular for Australians to invest in community generation. How can we embrace the opportunities offered by community generation?

09
Nov
2017

Dispelling the Fog of War: Climate Change & International Security »

5.45pm 9 November 2017

This event comprises a brief artistic and musical performance followed by a public lecture.

24
Oct
2017

Can the Paris Climate Agreement survive the Trump stress test? »

6pm 24 October 2017

Since President Trump’s announcement that the US would pull out of the Paris Agreement on June 1st, there have been mixed messages emerging from the US about its climate targets.

12
Oct
2017

Faults, gases and leakage: locating and quantifying CO2 and methane leaks »

1pm 12 October 2017

Reducing emissions from the extraction, transportation, and burning of fossil fuels is an important mechanism for many countries in order to limit their greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and reduce the impacts of climate change. Fugitive methane emissions occur during the mining of coal, the production of conventional gas, and extraction of unconventional gas extracted from coal seams or shales, and its further processing, storage and transportation.

29
Sep
2017

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: its role and prospects »

1.30pm 29 September 2017

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is perhaps the biggest science-policy experiment ever, involving thousands of researchers and practitioners in each assessment cycle since its establishment in 1998.

28
Sep
2017

Blueprints for a Post-Anthropocene Greenhouse Earth »

7pm 28 September 2017

n 27 January, 2017, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the arms of its doomsday clock to 2.5 minute to midnight, the closest it has been since 1953, with implications for humanity and nature. This book elaborates projections by the Atomic Scientists, presenting blueprints of a future geologic period, climate and biosphere based on our current understanding of the Earth's history and current developments in the atmosphere-ocean-cryosphere system.

28
Sep
2017

Community Perceptions of Climate Change vulnerability, natural hazards and relocation: insights from Nabukadra and Navuniivi villages in Fiji. ...

5pm 28 September 2017

This month there will be have two student presentations. The first will be presented by Fenner Masters student, Alexandra Nichols. Alexandra will present her recent research on climate change and relocation in Fiji. The second presentation will consist of a student seminar series and will be presented by students from this year’s Fiji Field School.

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