Events

Past events

23
Nov
2020

Delivering on the Paris Climate Agreement – looking ahead to Glasgow »

6pm 23 November 2020

On 12 December, 2015, the Paris Climate Agreement was signed by 197 countries, representing every nation on Earth. Now, almost five years later, how is the world tracking to meet the targets set out in the agreement? How are other countries ratcheting up climate action?

19
Nov
2020

Knowledge to action and action to knowledge: how collaborative processes can address climate change »

4pm 19 November 2020

In this panel session we will discuss how these collaborative processes work in practice and what are the ingredients for success. We will draw on the experience of both ANU researchers and their counterparts outside of academia who have conducted transdisciplinary research related to climate change.

18
Nov
2020

EPBC Act: Federal environment reform in an age of climate crisis »

6pm 18 November 2020

An interim review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EBPC) Act found the law is "ineffective" amid the current "unsustainable" environmental trajectory. Join this College of Law expert panel as they discuss these issues and more.

16
Nov
2020

David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet - Panel discussion & Screening »

5.30pm 16 November 2020

Film screening of David Attenborough's A Life On Our Planet and panel discussion.

11
Nov
2020

Compound, Cascading and Lingering Disasters - Panel »

12pm 11 November 2020

Compound disasters (where unrelated disasters occur simultaneously) are becoming the norm, rather than the exception, and the response to upcoming disasters in 2020 and 2021 will be done under the continued presence of the COVID pandemic.

10
Nov
2020

COVID-19 and food systems in the Indo-Pacific: An assessment of vulnerabilities, impacts and opportunities for action »

10am 10 November 2020

Join us to discuss ACIAR's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, through which they undertook a multi-stage assessment of current and emerging impacts on food security across the Indo-Pacific region.

03
Nov
2020

Japan’s 2050 Net Zero Target – Is it a Big Deal? »

12pm 3 November 2020

In this event two eminent academics from Japan will discuss the near-term implications of Japan’s net-zero target for energy policy, and what modeling suggest needs to happen for Japan to reach the 2050 target.

03
Nov
2020

Information Session - Hydropower and GHG emissions in the Mekong »

9.30am 3 November 2020

Interested in the future of hydropower in the Mekong? Experts from around the world will present research and answer your questions.

27
Oct
2020

Local crowdfunding for low-emission agriculture »

2pm 27 October 2020

There are many opportunities for climate change abatement in the agricultural sector, but these are often costly to adopt for producers. Experience has shown that farmers have been slow to take up government programs that aim to stimulate so-called ‘carbon farming’.

22
Oct
2020

Land-atmosphere interactions and their effect on Australian rainfall »

1pm 22 October 2020

This PhD seminar explores the relative importance of land-atmosphere interactions in controlling Australian rainfall, both under normal circumstances and during drought.

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18
Dec
2019

Deciphering the UN climate talks in Madrid »

6pm 18 December 2019

The UN Secretary General has described global efforts to tackle climate change as "utterly inadequate". So how did events unfold at COP25?

04
Dec
2019

Transitioning to net zero emissions: What can we learn from the Swedish model? »

4pm 4 December 2019

What has made Sweden take leadership role in climate policy? How does a country like this plan to reach net zero emissions by 2045?

28
Nov
2019

Overcoming fossil fuel resistance to climate action: Lessons from the US »

6pm 28 November 2019

Despite mounting evidence of a climate crisis, some fossil fuel industries continue to resist action. What can be done?

28
Nov
2019

Future disasters: political and strategic policy vulnerabilities »

1pm 28 November 2019

Future disasters: political and strategic policy vulnerabilities - Public lecture by Professor Steve Dovers

15
Nov
2019

What Australia has and hasn't done to tackle climate change impacts on human health »

3.30pm 15 November 2019

Launch of MJA-Lancet Countdown on Health & Climate Change Report 2019 in Canberra

14
Nov
2019

Extinction thwarted: surviving global warming »

5.30pm 14 November 2019

Professor Sharon Friel discusses the health challenges of global warming.

13
Nov
2019

Requiem for a Reef »

7.30pm 13 November 2019

Requiem for a Reef is a collaborative work of advocacy for coral reefs around the world. Join artist Ngaio Fitzpatrick, composer Alec Hunter, ANU Climate Change Institute Director, Prof Mark Howden for a one-off performance and event to open the exhibition timed to coincide with the November Full Moon.

17
Oct
2019

Great Green Debate »

7pm 17 October 2019

Should Australia Declare a Climate Emergency? - join the discussion with some of the sharpest scientific, political, and economic minds

16
Oct
2019

Net Zero: the UK’s 2050 emissions target »

6pm 16 October 2019

Advisor to the UK Government on Climate Change, Professor Julia King, will discuss how the country plans to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

15
Oct
2019

Will the Great Barrier Reef still exist in 2050? »

6pm 15 October 2019

Professor Terry Hughes, Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, will deliver the Annual ANU Emeritus Faculty Lecture.

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19
Dec
2018

Explaining COP24, the Katowice Climate Change Conference »

6pm 19 December 2018

A panel of experts and climate negotiators who’ve attended the 2018 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Council of Parties (CoP24), held in Katowice, Poland, will explain how the conference evolved.

06
Dec
2018

Enhancing Food Systems Resilience: Challenges, Future Scenarios & Research Avenues »

1pm 6 December 2018

Based on a brief introduction to food system challenges, the presentation will consider plausible future food demand and the consequences for health, society and environment. It will then consider the nature of shocks and stresses, concluding with considerations relating to enhancing food system resilience.

03
Dec
2018

Climate impacts on Tuvalu and hopes for climate change negotiations »

6pm 3 December 2018

The Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Rt Hon Enele Sosene Sopoaga, will discuss the impacts of climate change on Tuvalu, noting the implications of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5° C.

30
Nov
2018

Building Sustainable Cities with Effective Transport »

1.30pm 30 November 2018

The Danish ambassador Tom Nørring’s talks on on urban transformation the Danish way – and also get to understand why he is so happy about his new apartment, centrally located in wonderful Copenhagen and with a fantastic view of….well, a power station?

19
Nov
2018

The cascading impact of disasters in a warming world »

12pm 19 November 2018

The recently released IPCC Special Scientific Report, “Global Warming of 1.5°C” highlighted the historically unprecedented scale of the changes required in energy, land, urban and industrial systems to achieve the 1.5 degrees limit and the enormity of the additional climate impacts we can expect if we are unsuccessful in doing so.

12
Nov
2018

Climate Café: How can music encourage people to engage on climate change? »

12.15pm 12 November 2018

What role can music play in climate change communication and adaptation?  Drawing on recent research in West Africa, this Climate Cafe will explore the way musician-farmers in the Gambia are responding to the challenges of a changing climate through song.

30
Oct
2018

2018 Negative Emissions Conference: Integrating Industry, Technology and Society for Carbon Drawdown »

30 October 2018

To ensure that Australia plays a leading role and has a strong international voice, a holistic approach across the humanities, arts, and sciences is needed; bringing us into line with other nations. This conference aims to explore negative emissions technologies holistically from practicality, feasibility, and environmental/societal impact perspectives.

16
Oct
2018

Power, Protest, Norms and Networks: Fossil fuels and the new politics of climate change »

12.30pm 16 October 2018

Drawing on a suite of recent publications on “Anti-Fossil Fuel Norms”, supply-side climate policy, the normative foundations of climate policies, and fossil fuel bans, Fergus Green will explain how the new politics of fossil fuels mobilises grassroots supporters, challenges the legitimacy of the fossil fuel industry, builds global moral norms against fossil fuels, and facilitates international cooperation.

15
Oct
2018

Climate Café: Responding to Climate Tipping Points »

12.15pm 15 October 2018

Dr Andrew Glikson will give a short presentation about these climate tipping points. Participants will then split into small groups to discuss: Which climate tipping points are likely to have the greatest impact in Australia (environmentally and / or psychologically)? Could better communication of climate tipping points help facilitate more action on climate change?  If so, outline communication approaches. What adaptation measures could we take to lessen their effects?

09
Oct
2018

IPCC special report on Global Warming of 1.5°C: Deciphering the implications for emission-reduction and climate adaptation  »

6pm 9 October 2018

The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement committed participants to hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C.

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08
Dec
2017

The security implications of Climate, Energy and Economic transitions - What could possibly go wrong? »

12.30pm 8 December 2017

John Blackburn will discuss the forthcoming study he will lead to explore these issues. He wishes to discuss a draft set of hypotheses and key questions the study will address with the audience, to seek advice and input to the study.

05
Dec
2017

Fear, fearlessness and environmental activism: The Lock the Gate Alliance »

12.30pm 5 December 2017

This event is the fourth part of a four part series: Governance and the power of fear.

27
Nov
2017

Climate Café: Can cartoons transform our attitudes to climate change? »

12.15pm 27 November 2017

The evidence that our climate is changing due to human activity is overwhelming. Yet attitudes towards climate change vary widely within the Australian community, with a small minority of people denying this evidence. Many more are ambivalent about the issue.

13
Nov
2017

EnergyLab Canberra: Embracing the opportunities offered by community generation »

5.30pm 13 November 2017

As the cost of renewable energy generation is falling it has become increasingly popular for Australians to invest in community generation. How can we embrace the opportunities offered by community generation?

09
Nov
2017

Dispelling the Fog of War: Climate Change & International Security »

5.45pm 9 November 2017

This event comprises a brief artistic and musical performance followed by a public lecture.

24
Oct
2017

Can the Paris Climate Agreement survive the Trump stress test? »

6pm 24 October 2017

Since President Trump’s announcement that the US would pull out of the Paris Agreement on June 1st, there have been mixed messages emerging from the US about its climate targets.

12
Oct
2017

Faults, gases and leakage: locating and quantifying CO2 and methane leaks »

1pm 12 October 2017

Reducing emissions from the extraction, transportation, and burning of fossil fuels is an important mechanism for many countries in order to limit their greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and reduce the impacts of climate change. Fugitive methane emissions occur during the mining of coal, the production of conventional gas, and extraction of unconventional gas extracted from coal seams or shales, and its further processing, storage and transportation.

29
Sep
2017

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: its role and prospects »

1.30pm 29 September 2017

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is perhaps the biggest science-policy experiment ever, involving thousands of researchers and practitioners in each assessment cycle since its establishment in 1998.

28
Sep
2017

Blueprints for a Post-Anthropocene Greenhouse Earth »

7pm 28 September 2017

n 27 January, 2017, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the arms of its doomsday clock to 2.5 minute to midnight, the closest it has been since 1953, with implications for humanity and nature. This book elaborates projections by the Atomic Scientists, presenting blueprints of a future geologic period, climate and biosphere based on our current understanding of the Earth's history and current developments in the atmosphere-ocean-cryosphere system.

28
Sep
2017

Community Perceptions of Climate Change vulnerability, natural hazards and relocation: insights from Nabukadra and Navuniivi villages in Fiji. ...

5pm 28 September 2017

This month there will be have two student presentations. The first will be presented by Fenner Masters student, Alexandra Nichols. Alexandra will present her recent research on climate change and relocation in Fiji. The second presentation will consist of a student seminar series and will be presented by students from this year’s Fiji Field School.

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