A cloudy sky during a sunset: the clouds are yellow, orange, pink and purple hues.

The IPCC’s latest assessment on climate change: what does it tell us?

The IPCC’s latest assessment on climate change: what does it tell us?

A cloudy sky during a sunset: the clouds are yellow, orange, pink and purple hues.
Date & time: 6pm 17 August 2021, AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
Location: Manning Clark Hall, Cultural Centre Kambri (ANU Building 153), University Avenue, Acton, ACT 2601; or online

On 9th August 2021, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release its 7-yearly assessment on the state of our climate. This report focuses on the physical science of climate change, covering temperature changes, weather patterns, sea level rise, and the Earth’s carbon budget. IPCC reports are the world’s most authoritative sources of climate science, approved by 195 countries.

So what does the report tell us we can expect from our climate in coming years? What changes have we experienced so far and what are the latest projections around the future frequency and intensity of extreme events, rising temperatures and rainfall and water availability?

Join us to hear from leading Australian and international climate scientists who have contributed to writing this report.

The event will be held in-person at ANU, followed by light refreshments, kindly made possible with contributions from the British High Commission to Australia. There will also be a YouTube livestream available for those who cannot make the in-person session.

The event will be recorded, with the recording made publicly available on the Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions YouTube channel.

Opening statement: H.E. Vicki Treadell CMG MVO, British High Commissioner to Australia

Speakers (in order of presentation):

  • Dr Pep Canadell, Chief Research Scientist, CSIRO Climate Science Centre; CLA, Working Group I, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Jan Fuglestvedt, Vice-Chair, Working Group I, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Third speaker TBC

Moderator: Prof Mark Howden, Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions, ANU; Vice-Chair, Working Group II, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

This event is being co-hosted by the British High Commission to Australia, and the Australian National University Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions.

This event will be run as a hybrid, with limited in-person tickets available, and livestreaming via YouTube for online attendees. Both attendance options require registration - please ensure you are registering for the correct attendance option (online or in-person) when booking your ticket.

Further details about registering for this event are available at the registration link.

Contact

Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions

Email: iceds@anu.edu.au

Map