Climate Café

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A relaxed gathering interested in discussing ideas and questions on climate change and related topics.

It's transdisciplinary, inclusive, jargon-free and fun. It is organised by the ANU Climate Change Institute and the ANU Environmental Collective. We all seek to overcome disciplinary barriers! The approach is modelled on dialogue events such as: Café Philosophic and Café Scientifique.

At each Climate Café event, a GUEST is invited to present an idea, which is then explored and discussed in smaller groups over lunch.

Past events

27
Nov
2017
Speaker: Stuart McMillen
The evidence that our climate is changing due to human activity is overwhelming.
Tin can lights designed by Niklavs Rubenis
26
Jun
2017
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29
May
2017
Speaker: Professor Robert Costanza
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08
May
2017
Speaker: Dr David Freudenberger
DAVID FREUDENBERGER'S PRESENTATION AND A SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION AT THIS EVENT ARE AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD BELOW:
electric towers Telstra tower
27
Mar
2017
Speaker: Hon Assoc Prof Hugh Saddler
Hugh Saddler’s presentation – What has gone wrong with electricity supply (
21
Nov
2016
Speaker: John and Robyn Ive
The Yass Valley is one of the state's most salt-affected landscapes, causing reduced pasture yields, soil erosion, loss of biodiversity, declining soil carbon and severely reduc
Anna Rose What Can You Do
24
Oct
2016
Speaker: Anna Rose
Climate change is such a big challenge that it can feel overwhelming. It's easy to feel powerless, but that doesn't mean there's nothing you can do.
Ngaio Fitzpatrick, Climate Cafe
19
Sep
2016
Speaker: Ngaio Fitzpatrick
If climate change is one of the greatest threats facing global populations today, why do we treat it as an abstract and ambiguous concept?
Cliamte Cafe Chris Barrie Climate security
29
Aug
2016
Speaker: Admiral Professor Chris Barrie
Climate change is exacerbating tensions in areas with existing global instability, increasing the risk and changing the nature of conflict.  
25
Jul
2016
Speakers: Helen King
Susan Orgill
Climate Cafe, Climate Change Institute, Why do International Agreement Succeed or Fail?
30
May
2016
Speaker: Luke Kemp
In this Climate Café, Luke Kemp will present a framework for analysing international environmental agreements.  Why do some regimes, such as the Montreal Protocol on ozone deple
Paris Climate Talks image, Climate Change Institute
29
Apr
2016
Caroline Lambert, first Counsellor for Climate and the Environment at the European Union delegation to Australia, is one of the few "Climate Diplomats" posted abroad by the Euro
04
Nov
2015
Speaker: Dr Will Grant, Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS)
This talk will evaluate the public discourse leading up to the Paris Climate Talks (UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP 21), in Paris from 30th November to 11th December 2015)
07
Oct
2015
Speakers: Odette Shenfield
Louis Klé
What does the climate challenge mean for democracy?
01
Sep
2015
Speaker: Dr Mark Howden, Director Climate Change Institute
Gaps in the ethical practice of climate adaptation research are potentially increasing the risk exposure of decision-makers.
01
Oct
2014
Speaker: Professor Michael Raupach, Director of the ANU Climate Change Institute
This is the first ANU Climate Café event! FREE TEA, COFFEE & SNACKS FOR OPENING!

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