ANU Climate Update 2019
H.C. Coombs Building 
Fellows Road Australian National University Canberra
ANU Climate Update 2019 will present an overview of how our climate is changing and how we are responding to these changes in Australia and around the world. You’ll hear from experts, practitioners and leading commentators from across ANU and throughout Australia.
Part 1 will summarise the latest climate research, including a snapshot of newly released data on how our climate changed in 2018, and a focus on fire and coral reefs.
Part 2 will discuss action on climate change and the economic opportunities it can provide.
2.15-2.45pm – Registrations and tea and coffee
2.45pm – 4.30pm – Part 1 – State of the Climate
Welcome by Chair, Prof Kate Auty, ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment
Opening Address – Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP, Shadow Assistant Treasurer
Global Climate Overview 2018 – Prof Mark Howden, Director, ANU Climate Change Institute
Climate impacts: Fires – Dr Hamish Clark, University of Wollongong
Climate impacts: Coral Reefs – Assoc Prof Nerilie Abram, Research School of Earth Sciences, ANU
4.35 – 5.15pm – Afternoon tea
5.15 – 6.45pm – Part 2 – Climate Action: Economic opportunities and risks
Introduction by Chair, Prof Helen Sullivan, Director, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
Global economic gains from complying with Paris Climate Agreement – Prof Tom Kompas, ANU & University of Melbourne
Climate risk & opportunities: regulatory requirements around climate change – Commissioner Sean Hughes, Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC)
How carbon farming can benefit indigenous communities – Rowan Foley, Aboriginal Carbon Fund
6.45 – 7.30pm – Drinks and light refreshments
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