Events

Past events

24
Aug
2020

Master of Climate Change/ Master of Energy Change webinar »

4pm 24 August 2020

Join us at the ANU Virtual Open Week to hear about the Master of Climate Change and Master of Energy Change programs that are offered by the Australian National University.

20
Aug
2020

In conversation with Rebecca Huntley »

6pm 20 August 2020

Rebecca Huntley in conversation with Andrew Leigh on Rebecca's new book, How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference.

20
Aug
2020

Climate Change - Strategies for emotional wellbeing »

12pm 20 August 2020

Join us in this event to hear from clinical psychologists, Dr Bronwyn Gresham and Dr Susie Burke, as they discuss techniques and strategies for dealing with the complex emotions associated with climate change and its impacts.

14
Aug
2020

TEDxCanberraCountdown: Flattening the Climate Curve »

5pm 14 August 2020

"Flatten the curve!" Our community's motto for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic has shown what can be accomplished when we act with solidarity, determination and kindness. Now, let's come together and use the same spirit to #JoinTheCountdown. Let's change climate change!

13
Aug
2020

Requiem for a Reef »

11.30am 13 August 2020

Requiem for a Reef is a collaborative and immersive work of advocacy for the endangered Great Barrier Reef by artist Ngaio Fitzpatrick, composer Alexander Hunter and nine musicians. The evening will consist of a performance, followed by a Q&A with Ngaio.

06
Aug
2020

Meet the author - In conversation with Paddy Manning »

6pm 6 August 2020

Paddy Manning will be in conversation with Helen Haines on Paddy’s new book Body Count. How Climate Change is Killing Us.

06
Aug
2020

COVID-19 and Climate Change: Pacific impacts and climate negotiations »

12pm 6 August 2020

Join us for this online event with international relations experts Hon. Prof Howard Bamsey and Prof Meg Keen, to discuss learnings from and implications of COVID-19 for global climate negotiations, and climate action and responses in the Pacific.

23
Jul
2020

COVID-19 and Climate Change: Health implications »

12pm 23 July 2020

Environmental health researcher Dr Aparna Lal, and cardiologist Dr Arnagretta Hunter will discuss the health implications of COVID-19 and climate change.  They’ll cover public health responses and any learnings we can apply to addressing the health impacts of climate change.

23
Jul
2020

COVID-19 and Climate Change - Event series »

12pm 23 July 2020

Recent months have seen the COVID-19 pandemic emerge as a global crisis requiring immediate, wide-spread and evidence-based action. As countries have taken drastic measures to curb the spread of the virus, comparisons have arisen between the global response to COVID-19 and climate change.

22
Jul
2020

Distinguished Lecture Program - The Changing Nature of Hazard and Disaster »

12pm 22 July 2020

The Changing Nature of Hazard and Disaster Risk in the Anthropocene, presented by Carolina Distinguished Professor Susan L. Cutter.

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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.

07
Jun
2019

Interactions between planetary boundaries amplify human impacts on the Earth system »

2pm 7 June 2019

In this seminar Dr Steven Lade discusses ‘Planetary boundaries’, the safe operating space for humanity as a precondition for sustainable development, and the challenges and conflicts it poses.

01
May
2019

Solving the Climate & Health Crisis »

3pm 1 May 2019

Led by Professor Sharon Friel (Director, RegNet), the symposium will bring together experts from academia, civil society and government, with a focus on public health, climate science, regulatory governance, and public policy.

30
Apr
2019

Wicked problems: domestic policy »

7.30pm 30 April 2019

Many of the enduring challenges in Australian domestic policy are seemingly intractable. How we respond - or don't respond - will shape our society for decades to come. How do we energise on critical domestic issues including Indigenous disadvantage, climate change and tax policy? How will the arts and our demographic mix change our view of the future Australia?

30
Apr
2019

Climate Change Adaptation in Asia and the Pacific: Is Gender Relevant? »

10am 30 April 2019

This symposium is an opportunity to explore the role, influence and impact of gender on climate change adaptation, using a combination of presentations, performances, videos, artworks and audience Q&A sessions.

08
Apr
2019

Hot Days and the (In)Ability to Work »

1pm 8 April 2019

The ability to work is central to most economic and social outcomes. Using data from the Indian Human Development Survey (IHDS-II), with the scheduling in advance of interviews ensuring quasi-random assignment of temperature treatment to respondent.

25
Mar
2019

A Clean Planet for All - A European Strategic Long-term Vision for a Prosperous, Modern, Competitive and Climate Neutral Economy »

12.30pm 25 March 2019

The presentation will introduce the main aspects of the EU long-term vision and the process leading to the submission of the EU mid-Century strategy to the UNFCCC.

18
Mar
2019

Climate Café: How you can improve your health by acting on climate change »

12.15pm 18 March 2019

Dr Arnagretta Hunter will kick off discussion with a short presentation, followed by small group discussion.

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11
Apr
2018

Sunburnt Country: The History and Future of Climate Change in Australia »

7pm 11 April 2018

Dr Joëlle Gergis presented her work and associated book to 175 people on the night. The book was also available at the event with Joëlle signing copies and discussing the implications of her work with participants. It was a successful event and thanks to Joëlle for coming to the ANU.

10
Apr
2018

Cities, housing markets and climate change: a complexity perspective »

1pm 10 April 2018

Tatiana Filatova illustrates how agent-based computational economic models can be used to study adaptation to floods accounting for the role of social interactions and risk perception biases in this process.

09
Apr
2018

Climate + Change in the Hindu Kush Himalaya »

5pm 9 April 2018

To address complex climate plus change challenges in mountains and downstream, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development develops solutions at the intersection of environment and development of the HKH by facilitating knowledge generation and exchange, transboundary cooperation and science-policy dialogues on water resources and river basin management, biodiversity conservation and use, landscape management and resilience building.

23
Mar
2018

Emerging governance features for successful Community-Based Adaptation in Indonesia and Timor-Leste: What works and why? »

1pm 23 March 2018

In this seminar, PhD Scholar Hannah will present research on governance features that were observed in two CBA programmes recently implemented in Indonesia and Timor-Leste.

21
Mar
2018

Climate Change and the Future of Biodiversity »

1pm 21 March 2018

William Laurance will highlight key perils posed by climate change to Earth’s biodiversity while also emphasising areas where our knowledge is alarmingly tenuous.

20
Mar
2018

Brisbane Climate Update 2018  »

4pm 20 March 2018

Climate Update 2018 will present an overview of how our climate is changing and how we’re responding to these changes. You'll hear from experts, practitioners and leading commentators from across Australia.

19
Mar
2018

Climate and Growth: An OECD perspective on the future we need »

6pm 19 March 2018

This presentation will focus on what governments can to do boost economic growth and enhance productivity without locking the world into a high-emissions future.

14
Mar
2018

Student Climate Café: Have your say on ACT’s Climate Strategy »

5.15pm 14 March 2018

Antonio Mozqueira, Manager of Climate Change Policy with the ACT Government, will kick off the discussion by briefly outlining the key themes being considered as the ACT develops its new Climate Strategy.

20
Feb
2018

Drawdown: The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to end global warming »

6pm 20 February 2018

Project Drawdown is facilitating a broad coalition of researchers, policy makers, business leaders and activists to assemble and present the best available information on climate solutions in order to describe their beneficial financial, social and environmental impact over the next thirty years.

08
Feb
2018

ANU Climate Update 2018 »

1.30pm 8 February 2018

ANU Climate Update 2018 will present an overview of how our climate is changing and how we are responding to these changes in Australia and around the world. You'll hear from experts, practitioners and leading commentators from across ANU and throughout Australia.

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31
Jul
2017

Climate Café: How can the ACT continue to lead in building a zero emissions economy? »

1.15pm 31 July 2017

The ACT Government has set ambitious targets of reducing emissions by 40% from 1990 levels by 2020 and achieving net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest.   So what does this mean for transport, energy use, buildings and waste treatment in the ACT?   And what would a zero emissions future look like?

27
Jul
2017

Mark Butler in conversation with Mark Howden »

7pm 27 July 2017

Mark Butler will be in conversation with Mark Howden on Mark's new book, Climate Wars, which is a forceful case for using less and cleaner energy. As the consequences of climate change become perilously close to the point of no return, time-wasting wars over what to do distract us from taking real action.

20
Jul
2017

The 2017 Jaeger-Hales Lecture: From water molecules to climate, making sense of Greenland and Antarctic ice core records »

5pm 20 July 2017

The 2017 Jaeger-Hales lecture will be given by Dr Valérie Masson-Delmotte. The Jaeger-Hales Lecture is a prestigious biennial event in the School calendar that honours the foundational contributions of Professors Jaeger and Hales. The lecture is delivered by a highly distinguished scientist in the field of geosciences.

18
Jul
2017

Climate change: A global science update »

7pm 18 July 2017

This event will give an update on the latest climate science from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlighting the speed at which global temperatures are increasing.

29
Jun
2017

A Planning Tool to Support Indigenous Rangers Manage Climate Change Impacts on Cultural Heritage Sites »

11.30am 29 June 2017

Over 100 Australian Indigenous ranger groups manage a significant proportion of Australia’s natural and cultural resources. Two Indigenous ranger groups in Australia’s monsoonal far north are concerned about a perceived escalation of impacts on cultural heritage sites arising from climate extremes, variation and change.

26
Jun
2017

Climate Cafe: Reimagining our approach to "waste" »

1.15pm 26 June 2017

This Climate Café will discuss how we can develop new ways of thinking and working around so-called “waste”.

22
Jun
2017

EU Climate Diplomacy Week Film Screening: "Thirty Million" »

7pm 22 June 2017

This special screening forms part of EU Climate Diplomacy Week: “Security and Resilience in a damaged climate world".

22
Jun
2017

Security and Resilience in a Damaged Climate World »

10am 22 June 2017

The seminar facilitated the exchange of best practices between Australian and European practitioners in assessing and integrating climate and resilience issues in security strategies, emergency preparedness & intervention and disaster risk reduction and adaptation to climate change, in particular in the Pacific.

22
Jun
2017

Security and resilience in a damaged climate world »

9am 22 June 2017

The seminar facilitated the exchange of best practices between Australian and European practitioners in assessing and integrating climate and resilience issues in security strategies, emergency preparedness and intervention and disaster risk reduction and adaptation to climate change, in particular in the Pacific.

21
Jun
2017

Anna Krien in conversation with Will Steffen - ANU/Canberra Times Meet the Author Event »

7.30pm 21 June 2017

Anna Krien will be in conversation with Will Steffen to discuss her new book, Quarterly Essay 66, The Long Goodbye: Coal, Coral and Australia's Climate Deadlock, which explores the psychology and politics of a warming world. She visits frontlines in Australia's climate wars - the Great Barrier Reef, South Australia, the Coalition party room.

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