Past events

Past events

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.

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.

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