The IPCC’s latest assessment on climate change: what does it tell us? (co-hosted by the British High Commission to Australia, and the Australian National University Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions)
Join us to hear leading Australian climate scientists discuss the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
On 9 August 2021, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released 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.
Due to the lockdown in ACT, this event will now be held entirely online – details of how to view the event will be shared with those who have registered.
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
Dr Jan Fuglestvedt, Vice-Chair, Working Group I, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
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.