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21
May
2020

Drought, Bushfires and Climate Change: The Hot Topic »

1pm 21 May 2020

The recent drought (2017-2019) but especially the horrific fires throughout Eastern Australia now called the Black Summer (~ August 2019-February 2020) has generated what could be called a “tipping point” in the broader Australian community discussion about climate change.

14
May
2020

Prospering in a low-emissions world: preparing Australia for the future »

2pm 14 May 2020

With the effects of climate change being felt in many parts of the world, the case for strong global action has never been more pressing.

13
May
2020

Energy Conversations: Developments in community-based battery storage »

12pm 13 May 2020

Our experts will explore the exciting developments in community-based battery storage that are occurring in the ACT and beyond.

07
May
2020

Climate change: a sustainability, policy and health crisis – where do we go from here? »

6.30pm 7 May 2020

Join Professor Steve Dovers, Dr Arnagretta Hunter, Professor Judy Jones, and Dr Peter Burnett as they tackle climate change, social justice and health and how policy is impacted (or impacts) these issues.

29
Apr
2020

Emergency management in Australia: comparing bushfires and Covid-19 »

1pm 29 April 2020

An online seminar delivered by Em Prof John Handmer, in which he examines some key attributes of Australian emergency management and how they are playing out in two recent major emergencies - the recent bushfires in Australia, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

22
Apr
2020

Knowledge networks: fast-track pathways to research impact in natural hazards research »

1pm 22 April 2020

An online seminar delivered by Dr John Bates, in which he discusses what has changed in natural hazards research in the last decade, and how through the CRC’s established networks, the public funds invested in research are returning dividends that are protecting life and reducing impacts on communities and the economy.

16
Apr
2020

Response of El Niño/La Niña to greenhouse warming »

1pm 16 April 2020

Dr Wenju Cai will present recent findings on the impact of climate change upon El Niño and La Niña events.

15
Apr
2020

Variable Generation, Flexible Demand: The California experience »

12pm 15 April 2020

California is moving to a future of predicting variable renewable generation and determining how best to schedule demand to match it.

12
Mar
2020

Climate Update 2020 - Melbourne »

5.30pm 12 March 2020

An overview of how our climate is changing and how we can respond to these changes.

12
Mar
2020

Publishing in Nature Climate Change & Nature Energy »

12.30pm 12 March 2020

Jenn Richler, a Senior Editor at Nature, will introduce the Nature family of journals, the Nature Climate Change and Nature Energy portfolios in the behavioral and social science, and publishing opportunities in these journals.

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07
Feb
2019

ANU Climate Update 2019 »

2.15pm 7 February 2019

ANU Climate Update 2019 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, regulators and leading commentators from across ANU and throughout Australia.

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16
May
2017

Why forests? Why now? The science, economics, and politics of tropical forests and climate change »

3pm 16 May 2017

Tropical forests are an undervalued asset in meeting the greatest global challenges of our time—averting climate change and promoting sustainable development. Despite their importance, tropical forests and their ecosystems are being destroyed at a high and even increasing rate in most forest-rich countries.

16
May
2017

Mobilising Civil Society: Can the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement Achieve Transformational Social Change? »

1.30pm 16 May 2017

The divestment movement is at the forefront of civil society initiatives to raise public consciousness about climate change.

16
May
2017

Creativity and Climate Change Action Workshop »

11am 16 May 2017

How do we effectively and creatively share calls for environmental stewardship and justice in Oceania with diverse global audiences? Students, artists, writers, scholars and policy makers are invited to participate in this workshop with acclaimed spoken word poet and environmental activist Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner.

08
May
2017

Climate Cafe: Carbon Farming vs Biodiversity - Can we do both? »

1.15pm 8 May 2017

Over the last ten years, there have been various Australian Government programs to support "carbon farming" of trees to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

27
Mar
2017

Climate Café: Why is Australia's electricity system in such a mess? »

12.15am 27 March 2017

With power outages occurring in various Australian states, electricity is becoming an increasingly contested issue.  

16
Mar
2017

Understanding stakeholder conflict: Lessons from a wind energy dispute in King Island, Tasmania »

1pm 16 March 2017

In 2012, Hydro Tasmania proposed a large scale, 600 megawatt, wind energy development in King Island, Tasmania.

28
Feb
2017

Hot, hot, hot: Australia’s future extreme temperatures »

1pm 28 February 2017

In this talk, Sophie Lewis will investigate these human influences on past, present and future extreme climate events in Australia. How have recent hot extremes compared to cold extremes? Will future temperatures be more extreme and how so? Are recent extremes a sign of a new normal?

28
Feb
2017

Climate Change and Ecological Security »

1pm 28 February 2017

There is increasing engagement with the relationship between climate change and security in international relations thought and practice. Yet the nature of this engagement differs significantly, illustrating radically different conceptions of the nature of the threat posed, to whom and (most importantly) what constitute appropriate policy responses.

25
Feb
2017

Climate Emergency Declaration »

1pm 25 February 2017

Climate Emergence Declaration cohosted by Engineers Australia and the ANU Climate Change Institute.

24
Feb
2017

Indigenous Peoples' climate Justice Movements »

12.30pm 24 February 2017

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s effort to block the Dakota Access Pipeline is among the most recent Indigenousled movements connected to climate justice. This seminar seeks to provide an overview of the many different Indigenous-led efforts to achieve climate justice.

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