Climate Update 2019 - Adelaide will present an overview of how our climate is changing and how we are responding to these changes in Australia and around the world. You'll hear from experts, practitioners and leading commentators, including from the University of Adelaide and the Australian National University.
Part 1 will summarise the latest climate research, including a snapshot of newly released data on how our climate changed in 2018, and a focus on water. Part 2 will discuss climate action and its economic opportunities and risks.
6 - 7.15pm – Part 1 - State of the Climate
Chair - Sandy Carruthers, Department of Environment and Water
Opening Address – Hon Mark Butler MP, Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy
Global Climate Overview 2018 - Prof Mark Howden, Director, ANU Climate Change Institute
Climate impacts: Water – Assoc Prof Seth Westra, University of Adelaide
7.20 - 8.15pm – Part 2 - Climate action: Economic Opportunities and Risks
Chair - Prof Mark Howden, ANU Climate Change Institute
Global economic gains from complying with Paris Climate Agreement - Prof Tom Kompas, ANU & University of Melbourne
Climate risk & opportunities: regulatory requirements around climate change – Ms Cathie Armour, Commissioner, Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
8.15pm - Drinks and light refreshments will be served after the event.
The event is a collaboration between the Environment Institute at University of Adelaide and the Australian National University Climate Change Institute. It is one of a series of Climate Update events organised by the ANU Climate Change Institute, taking place in Canberra, Sydney and Adelaide in early 2019.