Past events

Past events

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.

08
May
2017

Climate Cafe: Carbon Farming vs Biodiversity - Can we do both? »

1.15pm 8 May 2017

Over the last ten years, there have been various Australian Government programs to support "carbon farming" of trees to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

27
Mar
2017

Climate Café: Why is Australia's electricity system in such a mess? »

12.15am 27 March 2017

With power outages occurring in various Australian states, electricity is becoming an increasingly contested issue.  

16
Mar
2017

Understanding stakeholder conflict: Lessons from a wind energy dispute in King Island, Tasmania »

1pm 16 March 2017

In 2012, Hydro Tasmania proposed a large scale, 600 megawatt, wind energy development in King Island, Tasmania.

28
Feb
2017

Climate Change and Ecological Security »

1pm 28 February 2017

There is increasing engagement with the relationship between climate change and security in international relations thought and practice. Yet the nature of this engagement differs significantly, illustrating radically different conceptions of the nature of the threat posed, to whom and (most importantly) what constitute appropriate policy responses.

28
Feb
2017

Hot, hot, hot: Australia’s future extreme temperatures »

1pm 28 February 2017

In this talk, Sophie Lewis will investigate these human influences on past, present and future extreme climate events in Australia. How have recent hot extremes compared to cold extremes? Will future temperatures be more extreme and how so? Are recent extremes a sign of a new normal?

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