IPCC Special Report on Climate Change & Land: Implications for Australia

Landscape view of farmland

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On 8th August 2019, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released their Special Report on Climate Change and Land. It covers desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems.    

This event will consist of a presentation by Prof Mark Howden followed by audience Q&A, moderated by Dr Sarah Milne. Mark will discuss interactions between climate change and the land, including climate change impacts on agricultural productivity, food security and biodiversity. He will explore the implications of the report for Australia, covering policy and land management responses for reversing land degradation, improving economic returns, crop yields, nutrition, climate change adaptation and mitigation.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE MOVED THIS EVENT TO A LARGER VENUE (IE MANNING CLARK HALL) DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND.  THE EVENT IS ALSO BEING LIVESTREAMED VIA OUR FACEBOOK PAGE @ANUCLIMATE ON TUESDAY 13TH FROM 6PM (and you can also view it there any time after that).

About the speakers

Prof Mark Howden is Director of the ANU Climate Change Institute. He is also an Honorary Professor at Melbourne University, a Vice Chair of the IPCC and a member of the Australian National Climate Science Advisory Committee and the ACT Climate Change Council. Mark has worked on climate variability, climate change, innovation and adoption issues for over 30 years in partnership with many industry, community and policy groups via both research and science-policy roles.

Dr Sarah Milne is a Senior Lecturer at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy. Her research is focussed on natural resource conflict and environmental intervention, including the politics and practice of biodiversity conservation.

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Date & time

6–7.30pm 13 August 2019

Location

Manning Clark Hall, 1.04, Kambri Cultural Centre, 153 University Avenue, Australian National University, Acton, ACT 2601

Speakers

Prof Mark Howden, Vice Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Working Group II

Contacts

 Juliet Meyer

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