Past events

Past events

07
Jun
2017

Drought and Famine Relief in Papua New Guinea, 2015-2016 »

4.15pm 7 June 2017

PNG was severely impacted by the 2015-16 El Niño drought and, at some very high altitude locations, a series of destructive frosts. The drought and frosts impacted many rural villagers between mid-2015 and late 2016, with some people still severely impacted in early 2017.

05
Jun
2017

World Environment Day 2017 »

7pm 5 June 2017

Join us for a discussion with ACT Environment Minister Shane Rattenbury and Professor Mark Howden, Director of the ANU Climate Institute.

30
May
2017

Climate adaptation: to transform or not transform. A salutary case study »

1.30pm 30 May 2017

There is increasing interest (perhaps even hype) in transformational adaptation to climate change in agriculture, i.e. adaptation that involves large-scale, novel responses to reduce vulnerability to climate risks.

29
May
2017

Climate Café: Can Societal Addiction Therapy transform our approach to climate change?  »

1.15pm 29 May 2017

Despite global efforts to avoid dangerous climate change, we’re on track for temperature increases that easily exceed the agreed ‘safe’ threshold of 2°C. Clearly existing approaches to the problem are not working fast enough.

24
May
2017

Should the US leave the Paris Climate Agreement? »

7pm 24 May 2017

The White House has announced that the US will make a decision on whether to quit the Paris Climate Agreement in the near future.

18
May
2017

We deserve to thrive: poetry and climate activism »

6pm 18 May 2017

Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner is a Marshall Islander poet and spoken word artist. She received international acclaim through her inspirational poetry performance at the opening of the United Nations Climate Summit in New York in 2014.

16
May
2017

ST Lee Lecture - Climate change crisis: an examination of the turbulent history and modern day consequences of the vulnerability of the Marshall...

7pm 16 May 2017

Low elevation, extreme floods and persistent droughts have left the Marshall Islands and its people at the mercy of rising sea levels and under threat of losing their homes.

16
May
2017

Why forests? Why now? The science, economics, and politics of tropical forests and climate change »

3pm 16 May 2017

Tropical forests are an undervalued asset in meeting the greatest global challenges of our time—averting climate change and promoting sustainable development. Despite their importance, tropical forests and their ecosystems are being destroyed at a high and even increasing rate in most forest-rich countries.

16
May
2017

Mobilising Civil Society: Can the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement Achieve Transformational Social Change? »

1.30pm 16 May 2017

The divestment movement is at the forefront of civil society initiatives to raise public consciousness about climate change.

16
May
2017

Creativity and Climate Change Action Workshop »

11am 16 May 2017

How do we effectively and creatively share calls for environmental stewardship and justice in Oceania with diverse global audiences? Students, artists, writers, scholars and policy makers are invited to participate in this workshop with acclaimed spoken word poet and environmental activist Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner.

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