ANU Climate Update 2024

This annual event brings together experts, policymakers, students, industry and the community to discuss the state of our climate and what can be done to tackle climate change.

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5 Feb 2024 | 3 - 6pm
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Renee Jones
Communications Manager, Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions

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ANU Climate Update 2024 will present an overview of how our climate is changing and how we are responding to these changes in Australia and around the world. Registrations are now open.

3-4.10pm - State of our Climate

This session will include a summary of the latest climate research, including a snapshot of newly released data on how our climate changed in 2023. The session will conclude with audience Q&A.

  • Mark Howden, Director, ANU Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions; Vice-Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; Chair, ACT Climate Council

4.10-4.40pm – Break
Light refreshments available for in-person participants

4.40-6pm – Moving from climate anxiety to action
Understanding the up-to-date science of climate change and climate impacts is essential for decision-making, however it can also be overwhelming. A focus on actions fosters hope and empowers people to respond to the challenges we face. This panel session will hear from researchers and practitioners who are focused on action in a variety of fields. The session will conclude with audience Q&A.

  • Sharon Forwood, Teacher, Kildare Catholic College Wagga Wagga & ICEDS Visiting Fellow
    Youth wellbeing & teachers leading climate conversations in regional communities
  • Valeska Ting, ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics
    Technological innovation
  • Zoe Leviston, ANU College of Health and Medicine
    The role of collective action in 'mainstreaming' meaningful climate action
  • Moderator: TBC

More information:

  • This will be a hybrid event. If you can't make it in person, you can join via Zoom here. Please let us know or cancel your in-person tickets so we can give your place to someone else. For those attending in-person, we will serve light refreshments.
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This event is hosted by The Australian National University Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions


ANU Research School of Physics Auditorium, 60 Mills Rd, Acton ACT 2601

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