ANU Climate Update 2018

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H.C. Coombs Lecture Theatre (#8A), Australian National University

Fellows Road

Acton, ACT 2601


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ANU Climate Update 2018 will present an overview of how our climate is changing and how we are responding to these changes in Australia and around the world.

Part 1 (1.30-5.30pm) will summarise the latest research, including a snapshot of newly released 2017 climate data, followed by commentary on emissions policy responses. The focus will then move to climate extremes - extreme heat, flooding and frost - and their implications for how we live, work and eat.

Part 2 (6-7.30pm) will discuss corporate responses to climate change.

The event will bring together climate researchers, policymakers, industry, media and the public. There'll be opportunities for audience questions at the end of each session and plenty of informal discussion during the breaks.

Part 1

1.30pm - Registration and tea and coffee

2-3.30pm - State of the Climate

Chair - Prof Kate Auty, ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment

Global Climate Overview 2017 – Prof Mark Howden, Director, ANU Climate Change Institute

Emissions policy responses – Prof John Hewson, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

Panel discussion and audience Q&A

3.30-4pm – Afternoon tea

4-5.30pm - Climate extremes

Chair – Prof Sharon Friel, Director, School of Regulation and Global Governance, ANU

Extreme heat events – Dr Sophie Lewis, Fenner School of Environment & Society, ANU

Floods – Dr Peter May, Head of Research, Bureau of Meterology

Frost – Steve Crimp, ANU Climate Change Institute

Panel discussion and audience Q & A

5.30-6pm - Drinks and light refreshments

Part 2

6 - 7.30pm - Corporate Responses to Climate Change

Keynote speaker - TBC


  • Caroline Lambert, Climate Counsellor, Delegation of the European Union to Australia
  • Kate Mackenzie, Climate-KIC and Fellow, Centre for Policy Development

Followed by panel discussion and audience Q&A.

You can register for either the whole event or for just Part 1 or Part 2. Drinks and light refreshments will be served in between sessions.

Please note that it is very hard to find parking at ANU during the day - we advise using public transport, taxi, cycling or walking. If you have to drive, allow plenty of time to find a park and log into the online parking system which can be downloaded here. View visitor parking map

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