Events

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11
Jun
2020

COVID-19 and Climate Change: Parallels and disconnects »

12pm 11 June 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.

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.

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21
Feb
2017

Looking beyond surviving to thriving: Oxfam’s emerging vision for a new economy for a challenging 21st century »

12.30pm 21 February 2017

Katherine will talk, from the perspective of an international anti-poverty organisation, about the systemic crisis facing our communities and our planet and how responses to date too often entail tweaking the current system and insufficiently building a new economic paradigm.

07
Feb
2017

Environmental policy analytics and support for environmental decision-making: an agenda for innovation »

9.30pm 7 February 2017

Developing effective environmental policy and management is challenging due to high levels of complexity, uncertainty and conflict inherent in these processes.

07
Feb
2017

Book Launch - Climate Change and the Health of Nations »

5pm 7 February 2017

You are invited to the launch of Tony McMichael’s last book, completed by Alistair Woodward and Cameron Muir, and published by Oxford University Press.

06
Feb
2017

Celebrate an inspirational climate scientist »

6pm 6 February 2017

In 2015 the scientific community lost an inspirational professor and a passionate and courageous defender of our planet, who was a mentor and friend to many.

03
Feb
2017

Achieving Indonesia’s Nationally Determined Contributions to climate change mitigation »

9.30am 3 February 2017

Indonesia has pledged to reduce its carbon emissions by 29 per cent in 2030. This looks ambitious, yet manageable since the Paris Agreement has been ratified and Indonesia is committed to realise its target through its political and technical efforts.

27
Jan
2017

The Sixth Mass Extinction - A Dark Entertainment »

8.30pm 27 January 2017

Experience the world premiere of The Sixth Mass Extinction – A Dark Entertainment – a stunning glass performance piece.

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