Events

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

Past events

03
Nov
2023

Indonesia-Australia Energy Transition Forum »

9am 3 November 2023

Join the inaugural Indonesia-Australian Energy Transition Forum to discuss the decarbonisation pathways available to Australia and Indonesia as both countries transition energy sectors.

17
Aug
2023

Australia-China Decarbonisation Roundtable »

2pm 17 August 2023

Roundtable exploring existing and future collaboration between Australia and China on decarbonisation. Leading experts will discuss Green Steel, Green Hydrogen and Critical Minerals & Downstream Processing.

03
Aug
2023

ANU Disaster Solutions Update 2023 »

3pm 3 August 2023

The ANU Disaster Solutions Update 2023 will explore the latest developments in transformational solutions to disasters that aim to prepare us for worst case scenarios.

25
Jul
2023

Building a national adaptation reform agenda: what is needed? »

1pm 25 July 2023

The ICEDS sponsored session at the Climate Adaptation 2023 conference explores the prospects for far-reaching and transformative adaptation reforms.

03
Jul
2023

Designing the energy system with people: a new social contract? »

2pm 3 July 2023

The Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program at the Australian National University is hosting an event to discuss how people should be involved in the development of energy system reforms.

26
Jun
2023

Game Change Webinar: How can we defend Australia from disasters? »

5pm 26 June 2023

In our next Game Change Webinar, Dr Roslyn Prinsley will provide an overview of some exciting new transformational solutions that are Game-Changers in helping prevent and reduce the risk of climate-fuelled disasters.

22
Jun
2023

Riverina Climate Update 2023 »

4pm 22 June 2023

Riverina Climate Update will present an overview of how our climate is changing and how we are responding to these changes, with a focus on the solutions available to the Riverina region and community.

14
Jun
2023

Disruptive Technologies: The implications of decarbonisation in the Indo-Pacific for Australia’s strategic Interests »

4pm 14 June 2023

ANU researchers discuss the implications of decarbonisation in the Indo-Pacific for Australia’s strategic Interests.

05
Jun
2023

World Environment Day: Analysing Commercial Milk Formula’s Footprints »

6pm 5 June 2023

Join us for the launch of the Green Feeding Tool - a downloadable tool that calculates the carbon and water footprints of countries’ different infant feeding practices. It shows the environmental gains from policy scenarios that enable women and infants to exclusively breastfeed for the first six months.

25
May
2023

Corporate Climate Risks: The Scientific and Business Imperative for Action »

1pm 25 May 2023

A panel of experts will discuss the urgent need for businesses to identify and address climate risks, embrace opportunities emerging from the global shift to a low-carbon economy, and actively engage in climate action.

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29
Jun
2022

Indigenous Knowledges and Climate Resilience »

5pm 29 June 2022

In our next Game Change Webinar, Game Change Scholarship recipient Vehia Wheeler will explore the how Indigenous knowledges can and should be used appropriately within the Pacific as a form of climate resilience.

16
Jun
2022

Energy Conversations: A clean transport strategy for the ACT »

4pm 16 June 2022

Is Australia falling behind on clean transport and what options are available for consumers to get to zero on the road?

08
Jun
2022

Industry opportunities in a decarbonising world »

4.30pm 8 June 2022

The global push to decarbonise is accelerating. What are the new industry opportunities available in Australia as a result of this shift, and what is required to support communities who are disproportionately impacted?

01
Jun
2022

“What can I do about climate change?” Positive ways to take action »

5pm 1 June 2022

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 ICEDS.

23
May
2022

Global energy transition and energy trade following Russia's invasion of Ukraine »

10.30am 23 May 2022

This conference brings together experts to explore the implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for energy transition and trade.

18
May
2022

Inner Climate »

1pm 18 May 2022

An interactive theatrical exploration of climate change, and all of the voices telling us what we should and shouldn’t do.

10
May
2022

IPCC's new Climate Change Mitigation Report: What does it mean for the Pacific? »

11am 10 May 2022

How do emissions trends compare to climate change goals in the Pacific, and how can we limit further warming? Hear directly from IPCC authors and others working on climate change across the region to find out what the most recent IPCC report means for the Pacific.

09
May
2022

Regenerating Australia Film Screening & Panel Discussion »

6pm 9 May 2022

Join us for a special screening and panel discussion of Regenerating Australia, the new short film from Damon Gameau and the team behind 2040.

02
May
2022

ICEDS Seed Funding Information Session »

3pm 2 May 2022

ICEDS members (staff and through them, their PhD students) will shortly be able to apply for seed funding for research at ANU that advances innovative solutions to and builds capacity on climate change and / or the energy transition and / or disaster risk.

06
Apr
2022

New IPCC Climate Change Mitigation Report: How can we limit global warming? »

6pm 6 April 2022

Join us at this event to hear directly from several IPCC report authors about its key findings including how they relate to Australia.

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02
Sep
2021

Energy Conversations: Renewable hydrogen »

4pm 2 September 2021

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.

19
Aug
2021

PhD Seminar - Financing loss and damage from climate change in Small Island Developing States »

3.30pm 19 August 2021

Melanie’s PhD project explores option to finance ‘Loss and Damage’ (L&D) from climate change in Small Island Developing States, following the formal inclusion and recognition of the concept under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2015.

17
Aug
2021

The IPCC’s latest assessment on climate change: what does it tell us? »

6pm 17 August 2021

Leading Australian climate scientists discuss the main findings of the latest report from the IPCC, and answer questions such as what does the report tell us we can expect from our climate in coming years?

17
Aug
2021

Regulating trade in a net-zero world »

12.30pm 17 August 2021

Countries with ambitious emissions reductions goals are increasingly eyeing trade-related climate policies to address leakage and competitiveness concerns.

30
Jul
2021

Climate change mitigation co-benefits in the Chinese power sector: How do wealthier and poorer regions differ? »

11am 30 July 2021

Join PhD Scholar Xueting Jiang as he discusses the question of how to measure the real co-benefits from emissions reductions, and whether disparity exists for this co-benefit in wealthier and poorer regions in the Chinese electricity sector.

20
Jul
2021

North America’s Heatwave - what happened, and how can we better prepare in future? »

12pm 20 July 2021

Climate, energy, and health specialists from Australia and North America discuss the North American heatwave.

13
Jul
2021

Distributed Energy Resources Laboratory launch event »

12pm 13 July 2021

Andrew Barr, Chief Minister for the ACT, will officially open a new facility at ANU, heralding in a new age in the energy transition.

22
Jun
2021

Disaster management leadership and policy making: a critical examination of communitarian and individualistic understandings of resilience and...

12.30pm 22 June 2021

Many policy makers today accept that climate change poses substantial risks to human and natural systems and that effective adaptation is essential.

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11
Nov
2020

Compound, Cascading and Lingering Disasters - Panel 1 »

12pm 11 November 2020

Compound disasters (where unrelated disasters occur simultaneously) are becoming the norm, rather than the exception, and the response to upcoming disasters in 2020 and 2021 will be done under the continued presence of the COVID pandemic.

10
Nov
2020

COVID-19 and food systems in the Indo-Pacific: An assessment of vulnerabilities, impacts and opportunities for action »

10am 10 November 2020

Join us to discuss ACIAR's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, through which they undertook a multi-stage assessment of current and emerging impacts on food security across the Indo-Pacific region.

03
Nov
2020

Japan’s 2050 Net Zero Target – Is it a Big Deal? »

12pm 3 November 2020

In this event two eminent academics from Japan will discuss the near-term implications of Japan’s net-zero target for energy policy, and what modeling suggest needs to happen for Japan to reach the 2050 target.

03
Nov
2020

Information Session - Hydropower and GHG emissions in the Mekong »

9.30am 3 November 2020

Interested in the future of hydropower in the Mekong? Experts from around the world will present research and answer your questions.

30
Oct
2020

Energy Essentials for Professionals Short Course »

10am 30 October 2020

Australia is in the middle of a major energy transformation – we are leading the world in the per capita installation rate for solar and wind energy. New technologies for energy...

27
Oct
2020

Local crowdfunding for low-emission agriculture »

2pm 27 October 2020

There are many opportunities for climate change abatement in the agricultural sector, but these are often costly to adopt for producers. Experience has shown that farmers have been slow to take up government programs that aim to stimulate so-called ‘carbon farming’.

22
Oct
2020

Land-atmosphere interactions and their effect on Australian rainfall »

1pm 22 October 2020

This PhD seminar explores the relative importance of land-atmosphere interactions in controlling Australian rainfall, both under normal circumstances and during drought.

20
Oct
2020

Virtual Event: Archives for a dry and drying land »

6pm 20 October 2020

2020 has been a remarkable year, leaving us to wonder 'when will we return to normal?' But what is normal in a dry and drying land?

19
Oct
2020

Addressing climate change beyond the COVID-19 pandemic »

6pm 19 October 2020

Join the Honourable Kevin Rudd AC, Bruce Pascoe and Anna Skarbek in discussion on opportunities for strong action on climate change.

16
Oct
2020

Conversations across the Creek: Bushfire summer »

1pm 16 October 2020

Three distinguished ANU scholars look at the bushfires from entirely different disciplinary perspectives.

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14
Nov
2019

Extinction thwarted: surviving global warming »

5.30pm 14 November 2019

Professor Sharon Friel discusses the health challenges of global warming.

13
Nov
2019

Requiem for a Reef »

7.30pm 13 November 2019

Requiem for a Reef is a collaborative work of advocacy for coral reefs around the world. Join artist Ngaio Fitzpatrick, composer Alec Hunter, ANU Climate Change Institute Director, Prof Mark Howden for a one-off performance and event to open the exhibition timed to coincide with the November Full Moon.

17
Oct
2019

Great Green Debate »

7pm 17 October 2019

Should Australia Declare a Climate Emergency? - join the discussion with some of the sharpest scientific, political, and economic minds

16
Oct
2019

Net Zero: the UK’s 2050 emissions target »

6pm 16 October 2019

Advisor to the UK Government on Climate Change, Professor Julia King, will discuss how the country plans to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

16
Oct
2019
15
Oct
2019

Will the Great Barrier Reef still exist in 2050? »

6pm 15 October 2019

Professor Terry Hughes, Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, will deliver the Annual ANU Emeritus Faculty Lecture.

08
Oct
2019

Understanding the ACT's new Climate Change Strategy »

5.30pm 8 October 2019

An overview of the ACT's new climate strategy and living infrastructure plan, with expert commentary and audience Q&A.

01
Oct
2019

Climate change, the ocean and frozen regions - an IPCC special report »

6pm 1 October 2019

Australia depends on the ocean that surrounds us for our health and prosperity. But a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reveals that climate change is having a profound impact on both our ocean and the frozen parts of our planet.

19
Sep
2019

Book launch: The Climate Question - Natural Cycles, Human Impact, Future Outlook »

5pm 19 September 2019

This book discusses in straightforward terms why climate changes, how it has changed naturally before the industrial revolution made humans important.

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18
Sep
2018

Science, objectivity, and political responsibility in the litigation of two oil spills »

3pm 18 September 2018

This presentation examines the role of scientific experts and expertise in legal proceedings. It compares the decisions made by two scientists contributing to litigation concerning the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska in 1989 and petroleum contamination in the Ecuadorian Amazon by ChevronTexaco from the mid-1960s through the early 1990s.

06
Sep
2018

Cleaning up our carbon dioxide waste: Technologies to achieve global climate targets »

7pm 6 September 2018

At this public lecture, Professor Klaus Lackner (Arizona State University), will present the opportunities – and complications – for redressing the global carbon balance via negative emissions technologies that remove carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and store them for the long-term.

27
Aug
2018

Talanoa Dialogue: Implementing the Paris Agreement »

7pm 27 August 2018

At this public lecture, you will hear reflections from Australian and international climate leaders on how we can best meet the challenges of implementing the Paris Agreement. Then a panel of experts from civil society will discuss their stories and experiences, followed by an audience Q&A session.

08
Aug
2018

When Science Changes Society: When and How Research has Impact  »

7pm 8 August 2018

In this public lecture we explore these questions and more with our international special guest Professor Mark Reed and an expert panel of Australian and international speakers. The speakers will share perspectives from climate change and biodiversity, with insights applicable across research, practice, and policy.

19
Jul
2018

Communities Transforming their World: Stories of Empowerment and Change »

7pm 19 July 2018

In this public event, we explore these themes with Denis Ginnivan of Voices for Indi (V4I) and Totally Renewable Yackandandah . Denis will share the story of how a small regional community transformed their town, Yackandandah, in the face of climate change and economic challenges to become a leading example of community self-determination and energy sovereignty.

10
Jul
2018

The EU Circular Economy vision: a powerful force for climate action »

11am 10 July 2018

At the same time as the Paris Agreement was signed in December 2015, the European Union launched its Circular Economy Package, a transformational drive to create an economic system that is restorative and regenerative by design.

12
Jun
2018

EU Climate Diplomacy Week: Canberra premiere of "Guardians of the Earth" »

6.30pm 12 June 2018

"Guardians of the Earth" tells the story of how 195 governments gathered in Paris and agreed to pursue efforts to limit temperature increase for planet Earth to well below 2°C. Unreleased behind-closed-doors footage gives insight into the ground-breaking December 2015 agreement. The documentary highlights the dilemma top negotiators faced between solidarity and perceived national self-interest.

30
May
2018

Investing in change: the path to a decarbonised world »

2pm 30 May 2018

Which areas is it fair and reasonable for a university to invest in? What does forward-looking and ethical investment mean for an organisation like ANU? How should organisations like ANU structure their investment portfolios in anticipation and support of the low-carbon transition of the world economy?

29
May
2018

The Green Climate Fund, climate finance, and the imperatives and pathways for global transformation »

6.30pm 29 May 2018

Reaching the ambitions of the Paris Agreement will require global changes towards low-carbon, climate-resilient economies. We are witnessing a proliferation of green financial mechanisms and growing efforts to align investment flows to climate targets.

12
Apr
2018

Australia’s Environment in 2017 »

2pm 12 April 2018

The Fenner School of Environment & Society invite you to their annual briefing on the condition of Australia’s natural resources and ecosystems. This year, ANU and the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) have partnered to provide an overview of 2017 that covers both the terrestrial and marine environments.

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18
Sep
2017

Agriculture in an increasingly sunburnt country »

1.30pm 18 September 2017

Matching genetics and management to the operating environment is the fundamental challenge of agriculture. To not do this either incurs unnecessary risk/cost or misses out on opportunities. Climate is a fundamental part of the operating environment of agriculture in Australia, affecting all parts of the supply chain as well as communities and economies.

12
Sep
2017

Adapting our cities to sea level rise: navigating the murky undercurrents »

6.45pm 12 September 2017

Sharon Pope, Manager of Integrated Planning at Lake Macquarie City Council, will discuss sea level rise in Australia and how the Council have developed and implemented their adaptation plan.

12
Sep
2017

A lightness of being »

6.45pm 12 September 2017

This is the first in a series of works to be presented by artists working with climate change. The short work traverses the underworlds of rising sea levels, Greek philosophy and finally Catharsis.   It's a collaboration between ANU CCI Visiting Fellow, Ngaio Fitzpatrick, and Dr Alexander Hunter of the ANU School of Music.

11
Sep
2017

Re-claiming the Ocean: climate change, oceanic sovereignties and maritime contestations in the Pacific »

6.30pm 11 September 2017

In the 21st century Pacific views of the ocean as generative and supportive of distinct ways of human existence are challenged: for many islanders of Oceania, global climate change is transforming the lifegiving ocean into a threat.

11
Sep
2017

2 day Workshop: Time, Technologies and the Anthropocene: Asian and Oceanic Perspectives »

10.30am 11 September 2017

This flagship event of the School of Culture, History and Language is projected to engage staff and graduate students across several disciplines and regions. It will be a workshop on September 11‐ 12, to coincide with the annual visit of Dean’s Distinguished Visitor, Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty from the University of Chicago, who has written a series of scintillating essays and books on some of the questions posed above. 

05
Sep
2017

Communicating climate change in the post-truth Anthropocene »

7pm 5 September 2017

In this seminar, influential climate change expert Will Steffen and political cartoonist for Fairfax Media, David Pope will share insights about communicating climate change to the masses.

24
Aug
2017

The Human and the Geological: On Anthropocene Time »

6.30pm 24 August 2017

This lecture discusses how distinctly geological and sociological ideas undergo mutual translation in current debates on climate change, climate justice, and the idea of the Anthropocene. The aim of the lecture is to investigate the relationship between our contemporary imaginations of world history and the history of the planet.

23
Aug
2017

Tracking Australia's greenhouse gas emissions »

7pm 23 August 2017

Rob Sturgiss, Assistant Secretary, National Inventory Systems, Department of Environment and Energy, will discuss the latest science on greenhouse emission processes across Australia. How does the Department aim to build the confidence of users and stakeholders in the tracking of Australia’s treaty commitments?

22
Aug
2017

Innovations Cluster snapshot: Climate, Energy and Environment »

1am 22 August 2017

In this climate, energy & the environment research cluster snapshot, Neil Gunningham, Darren Sinclair, Christian Downie and Chacko Thomas will discuss their current research projects, future interests and opportunities for collaboration.

10
Aug
2017

What does it mean to be a scientist in today's world? »

7pm 10 August 2017

Contemporary scientific practice is much more diverse than it used to be and more change seems likely. Society has expectations of science and scientists but these expectations change over time too. They may also be different for highly politicised disciplines like climate science.

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