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Public Event – Keeping under 1.5°C: are we doing enough to avoid dangerous climate change?

11/10/2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Have we missed the opportunity to avoid dangerous climate change? Australia has already experienced over 1°C of warming with an increase in extreme heat events and severe bushfire weather.

What actions need to be taken to get on track to avoid a greater than 1.5°C future? If we don’t act, what could our future climate look like?

To coincide with the launch of the IPCC Special Report Global Warming of 1.5°C, as well as the 10 year anniversary of the Garnaut Climate Change Review 2008 (updated in 2011), the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society and the University of Melbourne Climate and Energy College present a panel of experts to discuss the implications of this important report for Australia and the World.

Thursday, 11 October 2018
6:00pm to 7:45pm
Kathleen Fitzpatrick Lecture Theatre
Arts West 148 Building 
The University of Melbourne,
Parkville, Victoria

MC – Nate Byrne – ABC News Breakfast


Prof Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Director of the Global Change Institute (GCI) and Professor of Marine Science, The University of Queensland (Co-Author of the IPCC Special Report Global Warming of 1.5°C)

Prof Ross Garnaut AC, Professorial Fellow in Economics at the University of Melbourne, Chair of the Energy Transition Hub and President of SIMEC ZEN Energy

Prof Robyn Eckersley, Head of Political Science, School of Social and Political Sciences, plus Climate and Energy College, University of Melbourne

Dr Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick, Senior Research Associate and ARC Future Fellow, Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Kathleen Fitzpatrick Lecture Theatre, Arts West 148 Building The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria
Arts West 148 Building, The University of Melbourne
Parkville, Victoria Australia
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