ANU Climate Update 2021

2020 has been a year full of uncertainties and changes that no one anticipated.

While climate change was under the spotlight at the start of the year following the devastating 2019/20 bushfires, focus quickly shifted to the COVID-19 pandemic that was rapidly spreading around the world with devastating impact.

In the meantime however, climate change has not stopped. So what climate change impacts have we witnessed in the past year? Are we on track to limit warming to 1.5⁰C and what can we do to respond more effectively?

ANU Climate Update 2021 will present a snapshot of the latest climate research, including newly released data on the climate throughout 2020, and a focus on water and human health. You will hear from climate experts and those working on the transition to a low carbon society. The presentations will be followed by an audience Q&A.

The event brings together policymakers, business people, researchers, students, media and the wider community. If you're interested in climate change, this is great opportunity to get an understanding of the latest developments and societal responses.

This event will be run as a hybrid, with limited in-person tickets available, and free 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.

Program

Global Climate Overview 2020 - Prof Mark Howden, Director, ANU Climate Change Institute

Climate impacts: Water and Public Health - Dr Aparna Lal, Senior Fellow, ANU Research School of Population Health

Strategies for getting to Net Zero Emissions - Prof Frank Jotzo, Director, ANU Centre for Climate Economics and Policy

Reducing emissions: an investment perspective - Emma Herd, CEO, Investor Group on Climate Change

Audience Q&A