Events

Past events

08
Oct
2020

ECI Public Forum: Digging deeper into the Technology Investment Roadmap »

4pm 8 October 2020

The Australian Government's Technology Investment Roadmap and First Low Emissions Technology Statement outline various technologies aimed at reducing Australia's greenhouse gas emissions. Join this ANU Energy Change Institute Public Forum as we explore the Roadmap and Statement in detail.

07
Oct
2020

Disaster fatigue: the implications of Black Summer + COVID 19 for Australia »

1pm 7 October 2020

The purpose of this presentation is to raise the issue of disaster fatigue. The implications of the combined and prolonged effects of the Black Summer bushfires and the COVID 19 pandemic in Australia are predicted to be far-reaching.

06
Oct
2020

ANU Below Zero Emissions: Integrating operations, research and teaching »

12.30pm 6 October 2020

How might we integrate Below Zero operational measures, research and teaching? Join us in this workshop to discuss your ideas with ANU staff and students, and members of the community.

02
Oct
2020

ANU Below Zero Emissions: Removing atmospheric greenhouse gases »

12.30pm 2 October 2020

How might we fast-track approaches that draw down greenhouse gases at ANU? Join us in this workshop to discuss your ideas with ANU staff and students, and members of the community.

29
Sep
2020

ANU Below Zero Emissions: Travel »

1pm 29 September 2020

How might we reduce emissions from business travel and commuting to and from ANU? Join us in this workshop to discuss your ideas with ANU staff and students, and members of the community.

25
Sep
2020

ANU Below Zero Emissions: Behavioural Change »

12pm 25 September 2020

How might we incentivise and embed more climate friendly behaviour into the lives of students and staff? Join us in this workshop to discuss your ideas with ANU staff and students, and members of the community.

23
Sep
2020

Preparing for flooding & cyclones in the time of COVID-19 »

9.30am 23 September 2020

Join us to hear from climate scientists and emergency service leaders about how we can prepare for a La Niña season in the context of COVID-19.

21
Sep
2020

ANU Below Zero Emissions: Energy and Buildings »

12pm 21 September 2020

How might ANU reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its buildings as rapidly as possible? Join us in this workshop to discuss your ideas with ANU staff and students, and members of the community.

08
Sep
2020

Webinar: Aboriginal savanna burning in Arnhem Land: Regulation, uncertainty, postcolonial possibility »

12.30pm 8 September 2020

After a summer when much of south-east Australia burned dramatically there seems to be some growing awareness that carbon emissions mitigation alongside zero carbon energy generation and industry are essential.

02
Sep
2020

In conversation with Marian Wilkinson »

6pm 2 September 2020

Marian Wilkinson will be in conversation with Professor Frank Jotzo on Marian's new book The Carbon Club.

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08
Oct
2019

Understanding the ACT's new Climate Change Strategy »

5.30pm 8 October 2019

An overview of the ACT's new climate strategy and living infrastructure plan, with expert commentary and audience Q&A.

01
Oct
2019

Climate change, the ocean and frozen regions - an IPCC special report »

6pm 1 October 2019

Australia depends on the ocean that surrounds us for our health and prosperity. But a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reveals that climate change is having a profound impact on both our ocean and the frozen parts of our planet.

19
Sep
2019

Book launch: The Climate Question - Natural Cycles, Human Impact, Future Outlook »

5pm 19 September 2019

This book discusses in straightforward terms why climate changes, how it has changed naturally before the industrial revolution made humans important.

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.

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18
Sep
2018

Science, objectivity, and political responsibility in the litigation of two oil spills »

3pm 18 September 2018

This presentation examines the role of scientific experts and expertise in legal proceedings. It compares the decisions made by two scientists contributing to litigation concerning the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska in 1989 and petroleum contamination in the Ecuadorian Amazon by ChevronTexaco from the mid-1960s through the early 1990s.

06
Sep
2018

Cleaning up our carbon dioxide waste: Technologies to achieve global climate targets »

7pm 6 September 2018

At this public lecture, Professor Klaus Lackner (Arizona State University), will present the opportunities – and complications – for redressing the global carbon balance via negative emissions technologies that remove carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and store them for the long-term.

27
Aug
2018

Talanoa Dialogue: Implementing the Paris Agreement »

7pm 27 August 2018

At this public lecture, you will hear reflections from Australian and international climate leaders on how we can best meet the challenges of implementing the Paris Agreement. Then a panel of experts from civil society will discuss their stories and experiences, followed by an audience Q&A session.

08
Aug
2018

When Science Changes Society: When and How Research has Impact  »

7pm 8 August 2018

In this public lecture we explore these questions and more with our international special guest Professor Mark Reed and an expert panel of Australian and international speakers. The speakers will share perspectives from climate change and biodiversity, with insights applicable across research, practice, and policy.

19
Jul
2018

Communities Transforming their World: Stories of Empowerment and Change »

7pm 19 July 2018

In this public event, we explore these themes with Denis Ginnivan of Voices for Indi (V4I) and Totally Renewable Yackandandah . Denis will share the story of how a small regional community transformed their town, Yackandandah, in the face of climate change and economic challenges to become a leading example of community self-determination and energy sovereignty.

10
Jul
2018

The EU Circular Economy vision: a powerful force for climate action »

11am 10 July 2018

At the same time as the Paris Agreement was signed in December 2015, the European Union launched its Circular Economy Package, a transformational drive to create an economic system that is restorative and regenerative by design.

12
Jun
2018

EU Climate Diplomacy Week: Canberra premiere of "Guardians of the Earth" »

6.30pm 12 June 2018

"Guardians of the Earth" tells the story of how 195 governments gathered in Paris and agreed to pursue efforts to limit temperature increase for planet Earth to well below 2°C. Unreleased behind-closed-doors footage gives insight into the ground-breaking December 2015 agreement. The documentary highlights the dilemma top negotiators faced between solidarity and perceived national self-interest.

30
May
2018

Investing in change: the path to a decarbonised world »

2pm 30 May 2018

Which areas is it fair and reasonable for a university to invest in? What does forward-looking and ethical investment mean for an organisation like ANU? How should organisations like ANU structure their investment portfolios in anticipation and support of the low-carbon transition of the world economy?

29
May
2018

The Green Climate Fund, climate finance, and the imperatives and pathways for global transformation »

6.30pm 29 May 2018

Reaching the ambitions of the Paris Agreement will require global changes towards low-carbon, climate-resilient economies. We are witnessing a proliferation of green financial mechanisms and growing efforts to align investment flows to climate targets.

12
Apr
2018

Australia’s Environment in 2017 »

2pm 12 April 2018

The Fenner School of Environment & Society invite you to their annual briefing on the condition of Australia’s natural resources and ecosystems. This year, ANU and the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) have partnered to provide an overview of 2017 that covers both the terrestrial and marine environments.

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18
Sep
2017

Agriculture in an increasingly sunburnt country »

1.30pm 18 September 2017

Matching genetics and management to the operating environment is the fundamental challenge of agriculture. To not do this either incurs unnecessary risk/cost or misses out on opportunities. Climate is a fundamental part of the operating environment of agriculture in Australia, affecting all parts of the supply chain as well as communities and economies.

12
Sep
2017

Adapting our cities to sea level rise: navigating the murky undercurrents »

6.45pm 12 September 2017

Sharon Pope, Manager of Integrated Planning at Lake Macquarie City Council, will discuss sea level rise in Australia and how the Council have developed and implemented their adaptation plan.

12
Sep
2017

A lightness of being »

6.45pm 12 September 2017

This is the first in a series of works to be presented by artists working with climate change. The short work traverses the underworlds of rising sea levels, Greek philosophy and finally Catharsis.   It's a collaboration between ANU CCI Visiting Fellow, Ngaio Fitzpatrick, and Dr Alexander Hunter of the ANU School of Music.

11
Sep
2017

Re-claiming the Ocean: climate change, oceanic sovereignties and maritime contestations in the Pacific »

6.30pm 11 September 2017

In the 21st century Pacific views of the ocean as generative and supportive of distinct ways of human existence are challenged: for many islanders of Oceania, global climate change is transforming the lifegiving ocean into a threat.

11
Sep
2017

2 day Workshop: Time, Technologies and the Anthropocene: Asian and Oceanic Perspectives »

10.30am 11 September 2017

This flagship event of the School of Culture, History and Language is projected to engage staff and graduate students across several disciplines and regions. It will be a workshop on September 11‐ 12, to coincide with the annual visit of Dean’s Distinguished Visitor, Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty from the University of Chicago, who has written a series of scintillating essays and books on some of the questions posed above. 

05
Sep
2017

Communicating climate change in the post-truth Anthropocene »

7pm 5 September 2017

In this seminar, influential climate change expert Will Steffen and political cartoonist for Fairfax Media, David Pope will share insights about communicating climate change to the masses.

24
Aug
2017

The Human and the Geological: On Anthropocene Time »

6.30pm 24 August 2017

This lecture discusses how distinctly geological and sociological ideas undergo mutual translation in current debates on climate change, climate justice, and the idea of the Anthropocene. The aim of the lecture is to investigate the relationship between our contemporary imaginations of world history and the history of the planet.

23
Aug
2017

Tracking Australia's greenhouse gas emissions »

7pm 23 August 2017

Rob Sturgiss, Assistant Secretary, National Inventory Systems, Department of Environment and Energy, will discuss the latest science on greenhouse emission processes across Australia. How does the Department aim to build the confidence of users and stakeholders in the tracking of Australia’s treaty commitments?

22
Aug
2017

Innovations Cluster snapshot: Climate, Energy and Environment »

1am 22 August 2017

In this climate, energy & the environment research cluster snapshot, Neil Gunningham, Darren Sinclair, Christian Downie and Chacko Thomas will discuss their current research projects, future interests and opportunities for collaboration.

10
Aug
2017

What does it mean to be a scientist in today's world? »

7pm 10 August 2017

Contemporary scientific practice is much more diverse than it used to be and more change seems likely. Society has expectations of science and scientists but these expectations change over time too. They may also be different for highly politicised disciplines like climate science.

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