Speakers

Speakers

Speaker Information
Dr Karl BRAGANZA Climate monitoring manager of the National Climate Centre, Bureau of Meteorology, Australia.
Professor Jon BARNETT Professor of Geography, University of Melbourne.
Associate Professor Peter CHRISTOFF Associate Professor, Environmental Studies, University of Melbourne. Former member of Victorian Premier’s Climate Advisory Group, and Ministerial Reference Council on Climate Change Adaptation (Victoria); Vice President of the Australian Conservation Foundation; Former Assistant Commissioner for the Environment, Victoria.
Professor Robyn ECKERSLEY Professor of Politics, University of Melbourne. Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.
Professor Ross GARNAUT Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow in Economics, The University of Melbourne; Independent adviser to Multi-Party Climate Change Committee; Author of Review of Garnaut Climate Change Review for the Federal, State and Territory Governments of Australia, and its Update for the Commonwealth Government in 2011.
Professor David GRIGGS Director, Monash Sustainability Institute, and Chief Executive, ClimateWorks Australia. Vice-chair of the World Climate Research Programme, Former Head of IPCC scientific assessment unit. Also formerly Director of the Hadley Centre for Climate Change.
Andrew HEWETT
Executive Director, Oxfam Australia; member of the Oxfam International Board; Vice President of ACFID; Co-Chair of the ‘Make Poverty History’ coalition.
Professor Ove HOEGH GULDBERG Professor of Marine Studies, and Director of Global Change Institute, University of Queensland.
Dr Mark HOWDEN Theme Leader for Adaptive Primary Industries, Enterprises and Communities, CSIRO Australia; Contributor to IPCC 2007 Report; Member of Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council (PMSEIC) taskforce on ‘Food Security in a changing climate’; Member, US National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee.
Professor Lesley HUGHES Ecologist, and Professor of Biological Sciences and Head, Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University. Federally appointed Climate Commissioner, and Lead Author on the 4th (2007) and 5th Assessment reports for the IPCC Working Group II.
Professor David KAROLY ARC Federation Fellow and leader, Climate Change theme, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne; Member, Science Advisory Panel, Australian Climate Commission; Member, Joint Scientific Committee, World Climate Research Programme; Member, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists; Lead Author, IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, 2007.
Professor Jan McDONALD Professor of Environmental Law, University of Tasmania. Former Director, Griffith Climate Change Response Program and former Research Manager, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility.
Associate Professor Phil McMANUS Associate Professor, Urban Geographer, School of Geosciences, University of Sydney.
Professor Tony McMICHAEL NHMRC Australia Fellow, National Centre for Epidemiology, Australian National University. Formerly Professor of Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK (1994-2001). Honorary Professor of Climate Change and Human Health at University of Copenhagen; Member, Science Advisory Panel to the Australian Government’s Climate Commission. Immediate Past-President, International Society of Environmental Epidemiology.
Professor Malte MEINSHAUSEN Senior climate modeller, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
Professor Jean PALUTIKOF Director, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility at Griffith University. Lead Author for Working Group II of the IPCC’s Second and Third Assessment Reports, Head of Technical Support Unit for the Fourth Assessment and Review Editor for the Fifth Assessment. Science Committee member for the IGBP. Former Professor, Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia, UK.
Professor Hans Joachim SCHELLNHUBER Chair of the German Government’s Advisory Council on Global Change and the Chief Government Advisor on Climate and Related Issues during Germany’s EU Council Presidency and G8 Presidency; Director of Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
Anna SKARBEK Executive Director, ClimateWorks.
Professor Will STEFFEN Executive Director, ANU Climate Change Institute; Scientific adviser to Multi-Party Climate Change Committee; Climate Commissioner, former Executive Director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), based in Stockholm, Sweden.
Dr Penny WHETTON Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship and Lead Author of the IPCC reports in 2001and 2007.