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DAY 1 – Science / Tuesday 12 July 2011
Time Content Speaker(s)
11.30am – 1.00pm Registration
1.00pm – 1.30pm Conference Opening
1.30pm – 2.30pm Session 1
Strange Encounters behind the 2°C Firewall: The Global Picture
Professor Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany)
2.30pm – 3.30pm Session 2
Climate risks, probabilities, and projections
Professor Malte Meinshausen (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany)
3.30pm – 4.00pm Tea Break
4.00pm – 5.00pm Session 3
Australian climate at four degrees or more of global warming
Dr Penny Whetton (CSIRO) and Professor David Karoly (University of Melbourne)
7.00pm – 8.30pm 1st Keynote Address
Climate Change: the Critical Decade
Professor Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber
(Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany)

 

DAY 2 – Impacts / Wednesday 13 July 2011
Time Content Speaker(s)
9.00am – 10.00am Session 4
Australia at four degrees: Changes in extreme weather
Dr Karl Braganza (Bureau of Meteorology) and Mr Kevin Hennessy (CSIRO)
10.00am – 10.30am Tea Break
10.30am – 11.30am Session 5 Impacts
Australian terrestrial biodiversity over four degrees
Professor Lesley Hughes (Macquarie University)
11.30am – 12.30pm 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)
12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm – 2.30pm Session 7 Impacts
Agriculture in an even more sunburnt country
Dr Mark Howden (CSIRO)
2.30pm – 3.30pm 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)
3.30pm – 4.00pm Tea break
4.00pm – 5.00pm 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)
5.00pm – 6.00pm Session 10 Impacts
Climate Change in a Complex World: Compounding Crises
Professor Will Steffen (Australian National University) and Professor Dave Griggs (Monash University)
7.00pm – 8.15pm 2nd Keynote Address
Adaptation and its Limits
Professor Ross Garnaut (University of Melbourne)

 

DAY 3 – Possibilities / Thursday 14 July 2011
Time Content Speaker(s)
8.30am – 9.30am Session 11
Science and Policy: Australia’s Carbon Tax
Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Hon. Greg Combet, MP
9.30am – 10.30am Session 12
Climate Change in Australia: Social and Economic Impacts and Opportunities
Professor Ross Garnaut (University of Melbourne), Tony Westmore (ACOSS), Grant Belchamber (ACTU)
10.30am – 11.00pm Tea break
11.00am – 12.00pm 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)
12.00pm – 1.00pm 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)
1.00pm – 2.00pm Lunch
2.00pm – 3.15pm Session 15
Mitigation – Can we?
Tony Wood (Grattan Institute)
Anna Skarbek (ClimateWorks)
Peter Cosier (Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists)
3.15pm – 3.45pm Tea break
3.45pm – 5.00pm 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)
5.15pm Conference close

 

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