ANU Climate Update Part 1 (2-5.30pm) will present an overview of how our climate is changing in Australia and around the world. Part 2 (6-7.30pm) will cover corporate responses to climate change.
The first session 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.
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.
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
6 - 7.30pm - Corporate Responses to Climate Change
Keynote speaker - TBC
Followed by panel discussion and audience Q&A.
You can register for Part 1 and Part 2 separately or register for both. 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