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Climate Change Science: Impacts and Adaptation for Victoria Public Lecture & Symposium

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on August 24th, 2012

20 September , 2012
21 September , 2012
Climate Change Science: Impacts and Adaptation for Victoria Public Lecture & Symposium

This is one of a series of annual Royal Society Victoria Symposia on Scientific issues of importance to Victoria. It will consist of formal presentations and panel discussions on three aspects of the science of climate change.

  • The Physical Science
  • Impacts on Victoria
  • Adaptation to Climate Change

Speakers are leading academics from Universities, CSIRO, Bureau of Meteorology and the State Government. Most speakers have played leading roles in the assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

The intended audience is University staff and students, Royal Society of Victoria members, representatives of planning authorities and the state government, and the general public.


Understanding and managing the risks of climate extremes are important challenges for Australian scientists as well as for planners and politicians.

  • The Physical Science: Talks and panel sessions on the observational record, on the major climate drivers for Victoria, on the science of climate change projections and on the science of extreme weather events.
  • Impacts on Victoria: Talks have been invited on the impacts on health, on water supply for cities and agriculture, and on sea-level rise and coastal inundation
  • Adaptation to Climate Change: Adaptation addresses options for reducing exposure and vulnerability to changing climate and its impacts. It also addresses options for increasing resilience to the potential adverse impacts of climate extremes.

The proceedings of the Symposium will appear as a special issue (in 2013) of the peer-reviewed journal: Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria.

Symposium: Friday 21 September 9.00 am – 5.00 pm and Saturday 22 September 9.30 am – 1 p.m

>> Click here to find out more about the symposium.

Free Public Lecture: Thursday 20 September 

>> Click here for registration for the free lecture.

The Symposium and Lecture will be held at University of Melbourne in the Basement Theatre, Spot Building, (cnr Berkeley and Pelham Streets, Parkville) University of Melbourne.

Facilitating Behaviour Change for Sustainability: Symposium

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on March 11th, 2010

Source: Going Solar Transport Newsletter

Behaviour Change Symposium – Tackling Climate Change with Behaviour Change

What works? What doesn’t work?What is the best way of nurturing sustainability focused practices in your community? Hear expert presenters providing insights and sharing their experiences of working in the field of behaviour change for sustainability. Keynote Speaker Caitlin Scott will discuss her recent research into sustainability-focused behaviour change. This will be followed by a several short presentations by guest practitioners, providing overviews of a range of specific behaviour change programs. The Symposium will conclude with a Q & A Panel and open mike session.

The Symposium is intended for sustainability focused behaviour change practitioners, and anyone else who is interested in finding out more about the latest theories and practices in this exciting field. This is also a great opportunity to network and engage in discussion with presenters and other participants.

Cost: $15 per head. Refreshments provided.  Bookings essential.

Bookings and more information go to, phone 9387 2609, or email

Thursday March 18, 5 – 8pm

Registrations for the Climate Change Adaptation Symposium

Posted in Events by Virginia on May 18th, 2009

The Working with climate change: an adaptation symposium program is now available and registrations are open.

The symposium is bringing together leaders and decision makers from government, business, academia and the community to jointly address the challenges and explore the opportunities of climate change.

To register, please go to registrations for adaptation symposium.

When: 3rd and 4th June
Where: Grand Hyatt 123 Collins St, Melbourne

For more information visit Climate Change Adaptation Week.

Adaptation Symposium