Universities Australia Climate Forum

Climate Change: bridging scientific knowledge and public policy

Thursday 18 March 2010

The Mural Hall, Parliament House, Canberra, 8.30am – 12.30pm

Universities Australia is the peak body of all Australia’s universities and is committed to engaging with Parliament on issues of great national significance, and to informing social, political and commercial responses to those issues.

The UA Forum on Climate Change will focus both on the scientific evidence, and the certainties and uncertainties of that evidence, as well as the challenges of communicating the science and of bridging scientific knowledge and public policy.

The program will comprise three sessions each with a series of brief presentations covering:

Session 1:   Climate change in Australia today – the evidence

Session 2:   Australian research that reveals the future of climate change – certainties and uncertainties

Session 3:   Responding to climate change: the social and economic impact

The speakers will include research leaders in climate science and the impacts of climate change including: Nathan Bindoff, Roger Jones, Amanda Lynch, Roger Stone, Snow Barlow, Marie Keatley, Janette Lindesay, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, and John Quiggin

Some of the issues that will be covered are:

  • What are the signs of climate change in Australia today? What are the predictions?
  • How are cities, agriculture and the environment responding?
  • How well placed are we to adapt to our changing climate.
  • What are the jobs and opportunities in responding effectively to climate change?

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