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

IPCC climate change and land

View Prof Mark Howden's presentation here (PDF 1.58 MB)

View the Evaluation Report from the feedback provided by attendees here (PDF 1.46MB)

Listen to the lecture via Soundcloud here

This event was livestreamed via our Facebook page (we did have some technical issues for the first 8 mins so it's in 3 parts):


On 8th August 2019, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release their Special Report on Climate Change and Land. It will cover 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.

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.