Presentations

Session 1

Strange Encounters behind the 2°C Firewall: The Global Picture

Professor Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany)

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Session 2

Climate risks, probabilities, and projections

Professor Malte Meinshausen (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany)

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Session 3

Australian climate at four degrees or more of global warming

Dr Penny Whetton (CSIRO) and Professor David Karoly (University of Melbourne)

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1st Keynote Address
Climate Change: the Critical Decade

Professor Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany)

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Session 4

Australia at four degrees: Changes in extreme weather

Dr Karl Braganza (Bureau of Meteorology) and Mr Kevin Hennessy (CSIRO)

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Session 5 Impacts

Australian terrestrial biodiversity over four degrees

Professor Lesley Hughes (Macquarie University)

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Session 6 Impacts

In hot water:  The future of Australia’s marine resources in a warm, acid ocean

Professor Ove Hoegh Guldberg (University of Queensland)

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Session 7 Impacts

Agriculture in an even more sunburnt country

Dr Mark Howden (CSIRO)

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Session 8 Impacts

Hot in the City: planning for climate impacts in urban Australia
Cool change? How various Australian cities can engage with climate issues

Professor Jan McDonald (University of Tasmania)
Associate Professor Phil McManus (University of Sydney)

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Session 9 Impacts

2+2 = 6:  Future disease patterns in Australia will not be a simple extrapolation of current trends

Professor Tony McMichael (Australian National University)

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Session 10 Impacts

Climate Change in a Complex World: Compounding Crises

Professor Will Steffen (Australian National University) and Professor Dave Griggs (Monash University)

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2nd Keynote Address
Adaptation and its Limits

Professor Ross Garnaut (University of Melbourne)

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Session 11

Science and Policy: Australia’s Carbon Tax

Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Hon. Greg Combet, MP

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Session 12

Climate Change in Australia: Social and Economic Impacts and Opportunities

Professor Ross Garnaut (University of Melbourne), Tony Westmore (ACOSS), Grant Belchamber (ACTU)

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Session 13

No Island is an Island: Security in a Four Degree World
Challenges and opportunities for adaptation to climate change in our region

Associate Professor Peter Christoff and Professor Robyn Eckersley (University of Melbourne)
Andrew Hewett (Oxfam Australia)

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Session 14

Can We Successfully Adapt to 4 degrees of Warming? Yes, No, and Maybe

Professor Jean Palutikof (Griffith University) and Professor Jon Barnett (University of Melbourne)

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Session 15

Mitigation – Can we?

Tony Wood (Grattan Institute)
Anna Skarbek (ClimateWorks)
Peter Cosier (Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists)

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Session 16

Barriers, opportunities and policy responses

Professor Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany)
Professor Ross Garnaut (University of Melbourne)
Associate Professor Peter Christoff (University of Melbourne)

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