[ASC-list] FW: Melbourne talk - Climate Change Impacts - 6.30pm Thu 10 April 2014 [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Clare Mullen C.Mullen at bom.gov.au
Wed Mar 26 03:54:51 UTC 2014


Subject: Free public event - CLIMATE CHANGE 2014: IMPACTS, ADAPTATION AND VULNERABILITY - THE IPCC 5TH ASSESSMENT REPORT


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Thursday, 10 April 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (AEST)

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Medical Building, Level 2 (ground), Bldg 181
Entry via Grattan Street
The University of Melbourne, VIC 3010
Australia

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The Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS), together with the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, the Monash Sustainability Institute, the Victoria University Institute for Strategic Economic Studies, The Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research, and RMIT University, present:

FREE PUBLIC EVENT

How are climate impacts changing the world we live in and what does this mean for Australians? How might impacts change in the future? What do we need to do to effectively adapt to these impacts and manage the risks they present? Join world-leading researchers to explore these and other questions according to the latest comprehensive assessment of climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

In September 2013 the IPCC released the first volume of its Fifth Assessment Report, which assessed the science of climate change. It found that the human influence on the climate system is clear, and that since the 1950s the climate has been changing faster than it has for millions of years. It also found that continued emissions of greenhouse gases will cause further warming, affecting all aspects of the climate system.

The second part of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report, to be released in late March 2014 has involved hundreds of scientists as authors and contributors. It builds on the first volume’s findings by assessing current and future climate impacts on people and their environment. The potential for adaptation to effectively manage changing climate -related risks is also assessed.

Join us to hear two short overview talks on what the new IPCC report says about climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability globally and for Australia. This will be followed by panel of the report’s authors who are leading experts on ecosystems, food, coasts, human societies, and risk management to answer questions from the audience and clarify what this new report means for us and our environment.

You can also submit questions prior to the event via Twitter<https://twitter.com/AMOSupdates> using the hashtag #askAMOS.


Master of ceremonies:

Rob Gell AM – Environmental Entrepreneur and Chairman of UNESCO Western Port Biosphere, Chair of Wildlife Victoria, Advisory Board Member Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute.


Presenters:

Professor Roger Jones – Professorial Research Fellow at the Victoria Institute for Strategic Economic Studies (VISES) at Victoria University, Coordinating Lead Author (Chapter 2: Foundations for decision making)

Professor Lesley Hughes – Ecologist at the Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Councillor, Climate Council, Lead Author (Chapter 25: Australasia)


Panel members:

Professor Jon Barnett – Professor and Australia Research Council Future Fellow in the Department of Resource Management and Geography, Melbourne University, Lead Author (Chapter 12: Human security)

Dr David Lobell – Associate Professor in Environmental Earth System Science and Associate Director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford University, Lead Author (Chapter 7: Food production systems and food security)

Dr Kathleen McInnes – Research Scientist, CSIRO, Lead Author (Chapter 5: Coastal systems and low-lying areas)



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Cheers,
Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society



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