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ANU Climate Update 2020

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Manning Clark Hall, 1.04

Kambri Cultural Centre

153 University Avenue, Australian National University

Acton, ACT 2601

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An overview of how our climate is changing and how we can respond to these changes.

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Australia’s climate is already becoming hotter, more extreme and uncertain, and it’s projected to become increasingly inhospitable and dangerous unless we take transformative, timely and positive action. For example, climate change has been a major factor in driving the unprecedented scale and severity of the 2019/20 bushfires.

Research shows that the majority of Australians believe that global warming is a serious and pressing problem. Despite this, as a society, we are not acting with the urgency required to limit global warming to 1.5°C or even 2°C. Nor are we preparing climate adaptation responses to the degree needed to manage the emerging risks.

ANU Climate Update 2020 will present an overview of how our climate is changing and how we can respond to these changes.

Part 1 will present a snapshot of the latest climate research, including newly released date on how our climate has changed in 2019, and a focus on extreme events and heat stress.

Part 2 will discuss how we can communicate effectively about climate change, the role of different groups in driving the transition to a low carbon future and climate action at a community level.

The event will bring together climate researchers, students, policymakers, government agencies, industry, media and the community. There'll be opportunities for audience questions after each session and plenty of informal discussion during the breaks.

If you're interested in climate change, this is great opportunity to get an understanding of the latest developments and societal responses.

2.15pm onwards - Registrations

Part 1 - State of the Climate - 2.45 - 4.40pm

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

Global Climate Overview 2019 - Prof Mark Howden, Director, ANU Climate Change Institute

Climate impacts: Extreme Events - Dr Robert Glasser, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Climate impacts: Health - Dr Arnagretta Hunter, ANU College of Health and Medicine

Audience Q&A*

4.40 - 5.20pm - Afternoon tea

Part 2 - Transitioning to a low carbon future - 5.20 - 6.45pm

Chair: Prof Michael Platow, Research School of Psychology, ANU

Communicating with psychologically complex creatures – Dr Bec Colvin, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

The role of different publics in driving the transition - Assoc Prof Carolyn Hendriks, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

Transition at a community level - Verity Morgan-Schmidt, Farmers for Climate Action

Audience Q&A*

6.45 - 7.30pm - Drinks and light refreshments

Please only register if you genuinely intend to attend the event. If you find out later that you will be unable to attend , please log in and cancel your ticket so that others can use your place instead.

*Important information for the Q&A sessions

We’re using the Vevox app at Climate Update to make it easy for everyone to share their questions or 'like' questions already posted.

Please download the app before the event to be ready to participate -

1. Download Vevox from the iOS or Android app store or visit the link: http://get.vevox.app

2. Open Vevox and enter the meeting ID: 122-117-892

If you do not have an iOS or Android device, you can still join using the Vevox web app:

https://vevox.app/122117892

Getting to the lecture theatre

Please note that it can be difficult to find parking at ANU during the day - we strongly advise using public transport, taxi, cycling or walking rather than driving. If you have to drive, allow plenty of time to find a park. Parking information for Acton campus can be found on our website - please read thorough to understand the options.

By registering for this event you are also subscribing to the ANU Climate Change Institute / Energy Change Institute mailing list. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe button at the bottom of correspondence.

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Kambri Cultural Centre

153 University Avenue, Australian National University

Acton, ACT 2601

Australia

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