Climate Update 2018 (Brisbane)

Climate Update 2018 (Brisbane)

Date & time: 3–5.30pm 20 March 2018, AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
Location: Griffiths University, South Bank Campus Qld College of Arts Lecture Theatre (Building S05), Room 2.04 Brisbane, QLD 4101

Climate Update 2018 will present an overview of how our climate is changing and how we’re responding to these changes. You'll hear from experts, practitioners and leading commentators from across Australia.

Part 1 will summarise the latest climate research, including a snapshot of newly released global 2017 climate data and modelling for Queensland.

Part 2 will move to policy responses, both federally and at a state level.

Part 3 will discuss responses across different sectors, including tourism and finance.

The event will bring together climate researchers, students, policymakers, industry, media and the public, with opportunities for audience questions at the end of each session.

Registration starts from 3.30pm.

4pm - Welcome and Introduction

Brendan Mackey, Director, Griffith Climate Change Institute, Griffith University

Part 1 - Science Updates - 4.05 - 4.50pm

Facilitator: Brendan Mackey, Director Griffith Climate Change Institute, Griffith University

Global climate overview - Prof Mark Howden, Director, Climate Change Institute, Australian National University (ANU)

Queensland climate change dynamic downscale modelling - Dr Ramona Dalla Pozza, Science Leader, Grazing Land Systems, Science Division, Department of Environment and Science

Audience Q&A

Part 2 - Policy Updates - 4.55 - 5.40pm

Facilitator: Prof Anne Tiernan, Dean (Engagement) Griffith Business School, Griffith University

Australian policy responses - Professor Frank Jotzo, Director, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

Queensland state mitigation and adaptation strategy - David Putland, A/Manager – Science & Reporting, Climate Change Policy, Qld Govt

Audience Q&A

Part 3 - Sectoral responses - 5.45 - 6.30pm 

Facilitator: Dr Rob Hales Director, Griffith Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, Griffith University

Perspectives from the tourist sector - Dr Natasha Montesalvo, Research and Policy, Queensland Tourism Industry Council

Investment & Finance - Prof John Hewson A.M., Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

Audience Q&A