Victoria Climate Update 2021

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2020 was a year full of uncertainties. While the devastating 2019/20 fires that tore down the east coast placed a spotlight on Australia’s failure to address climate change, focus quickly shifted to the coronavirus pandemic that was rapidly spreading around the world.

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc and dominate news cycles, it’s crucial we take stock of the current state of climate change. What climate impacts have we witnessed in the past year and who has been most impacted? Are we on track to meet our climate targets? What can we do to respond more effectively?

Bringing together policymakers, industry, researchers and the wider community the VIC Climate Update 2021 will present a locally-focused snapshot of the latest climate research, plus a focus on where government can stimulate private sector investment in the transition to a low-carbon society.

This event is co-presented by ClimateWorks Australia, and the Australian National University Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions, and will feature a Global Climate Overview for 2020 presentation by Prof Mark Howden.

- Global Climate Overview for 2020; Prof Mark Howden, Director of the ANU Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions (PDF 2.67MB)
- Strategies for the transition to a zero-carbon society; Amandine Denis-Ryan, Head of System Change Capabilities, ClimateWorks Australia (PDF 0.77MB)
- State Governments and climate-based investment; Stan Krpan, CEO, Solar Victoria
- Reducing emissions: an industry perspective; Tennant Reed, Principle National Adviser, Australian Industry Group

Moderator - Dr Emma Aisbett, Fellow, School of Regulation and Global Governance and Associate Director, Research, Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific Grand Challenge