Events

Past events

02
Sep
2019

UN Climate Action Summit 2019: A Pacific Youth Talanoa for greater ambition on climate change »

6pm 2 September 2019

The United Nations has called a Global Climate Action Summit to boost ambition and accelerate actions to address climate change.

18
Aug
2019

National Science Week - Living with Climate Change Panel Discussion »

2.30pm 18 August 2019

Join us for this panel discussion with climate and policy experts from the ANU - presented by the ACT Australian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society for National Science Week.

13
Aug
2019

IPCC Special Report on Climate Change & Land: Exploring the implications for Australia »

6pm 13 August 2019

This public lecture will discuss the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems.

24
Jul
2019

2040: Film screening and panel discussion »

7pm 24 July 2019

Drawing on experts from around the world to focus on climate, economics, technology, civil society, agriculture and sustainability, 2040 maps out a pathway for change that can lead us to a more ecologically sustainable and equitable future.

18
Jul
2019

Climate change, human rights and poverty »

1.30pm 18 July 2019

Climate change will have particularly devastating consequences for hundreds of millions of poor people and will bring a radically decreased standard of living for billions. Governments in Australia and the United States are world leaders in pretending that none of this will happen and enabling fossil-fuel businesses to profit massively as they contribute to the undermining of civilisation as we know it.

09
Jul
2019

Averting Climate Catastrophe: Extinction Rebellion, Business & People Power »

7pm 9 July 2019

In 2018 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that we have only 12 years at current global greenhouse gas emissions rates before our chances of limiting global warming to 1.5C are seriously at risk. How might such a fundamental shift - from business as usual to transformative change - be achieved?

24
Jun
2019

Climate Café: How can we cut the carbon footprint of our food? »

1.15pm 24 June 2019

Food generates a lot of carbon dioxide and equivalent emissions. There's the agricultural impact to grow it (think fertiliser, feed and flatulant cows). Then there's transport, processing, packaging, disposal and food waste. What we eat matters. But which area has the biggest impact? What's the best way to cut back.

19
Jun
2019

Climate Change: An Existential Crisis »

6.30pm 19 June 2019

In this talk, Dr Albert Palazzo will consider climate change from the perspective of national survival. He will outline the threat climate change poses to the operation of human-made systems on which humanity depends and the risks their destabilisation poses for civilisation.

19
Jun
2019

Innovation needs for 2 degrees »

1.30pm 19 June 2019

Dr Robert Trezona is an investor in clean technology start-ups and a member of the Energy Technology Commission. In this talk he will detail these innovation needs and the potential for directed research to create new technologies that could be scaled via entrepreneurial companies.

17
Jun
2019

Short Course: Climate Essentials »

10am 17 June 2019

This one-day short course has been designed for professionals who want to gain an overview of the latest developments around climate change. This is a foundation course, which can be followed by more specialist courses tailored to the needs of different departments or groups, for example Climate and Security or Climate and Health.

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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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