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.
How might we incentivise and embed more climate friendly behaviour into the lives of students and staff? Join us in this workshop to discuss your ideas with ANU staff and students, and members of the community.
After a summer when much of south-east Australia burned dramatically there seems to be some growing awareness that carbon emissions mitigation alongside zero carbon energy generation and industry are essential.
In this talk, Dr Albert Palazzo will consider climate change from the perspective of national survival. He will outline the threat climate change poses to the operation of human-made systems on which humanity depends and the risks their destabilisation poses for civilisation.
Dr Robert Trezona is an investor in clean technology start-ups and a member of the Energy Technology Commission. In this talk he will detail these innovation needs and the potential for directed research to create new technologies that could be scaled via entrepreneurial companies.
This one-day short course has been designed for professionals who want to gain an overview of the latest developments around climate change. This is a foundation course, which can be followed by more specialist courses tailored to the needs of different departments or groups, for example Climate and Security or Climate and Health.
Led by Professor Sharon Friel (Director, RegNet), the symposium will bring together experts from academia, civil society and government, with a focus on public health, climate science, regulatory governance, and public policy.
Many of the enduring challenges in Australian domestic policy are seemingly intractable. How we respond - or don't respond - will shape our society for decades to come. How do we energise on critical domestic issues including Indigenous disadvantage, climate change and tax policy? How will the arts and our demographic mix change our view of the future Australia?
Let eminent scholars in the fields of regulation, governance and policy take you on a tour de force of regulatory approaches to the major societal and environmental challenges of our time including climate change. Other themes include: crime, human rights, and health equity.
The changing climate compounded with the growing population poses a food security challenge for Malawi. Adaptation to climate change in the water and agriculture sectors is expected to improve food production and enhance food security.
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.
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.
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.
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.