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Climate change and its challenges for Australia

Media release

C173/08

13 June 2008

Public Lecture hosted by the Sustainable Development Institute:

Climate change and its challenges for Australia

Presented by Professors Will Steffen and Steve Dovers
Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University

Monday 16 June 2008
4.00pm to 6.30 pm

Council Chamber
Level 3, Building 100 (on Dumas Road)
Curtin University of Technology
Kent Street, Bentley

Refreshments will be served after the lecture

Two distinguished scholars from the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University, Professors Will Steffen, its Director, and Steve Dovers, its Research Convenor, will be at Curtin University of Technology to speak on the challenges that Australia faces from climate change.

Professor Steffen is a world leader in climate science and advisor to the Australian Government’s Department of Climate Change. His address will focus on advancements in climate science and knowledge beyond the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and the challenges ahead for science, climate adaptation and mitigation.

Professor Dovers has published extensively on responding to environmental and climate change challenges, particularly as they relate to the planning of urban and regional communities and their infrastructure. His address will focus on institutional challenges for Australia and the world in preparing to adapt to the levels of climate change that are now inevitable.

NOTE TO COS/Editor: Media are welcome to attend and are asked to RSVP to Ann Marie Lim on 0401 103 532 or 9266 4241 or ann.lim@curtin.edu.au.

Free parking is available at Car Park P31. Enter via the main entrance on Kent Street and follow the signs.

Modified: 13 June 2008