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Four Degrees Or More? Australia in a Hot World

Posted in Events, Uncategorized by Kate Archdeacon on June 29th, 2011

12 July , 2011
13 July , 2011
14 July , 2011

‘FOUR DEGREES OR MORE?’ Conference – Australia in a Hot World

Current domestic and international climate policies, if honoured collectively, will result in an average warming of four degrees or more. So what will Australia look like then? The upcoming ‘FOUR DEGREES OR MORE?’ Conference occurs at a critical time for Australian climate politics and brings together internationally and nationally renowned scientists and academics, to reflect on the likely social, ecological, economic and political implications of catastrophic warming for Australia and its region.

When: 12-14 July 2011
Where: The University of Melbourne, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, Victoria Australia

Click here for further information and to register

Key speakers:

  • Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Chair of the German Government’s Advisory Council on Global Change, the Chief Government Advisor on Climate and Related Issues during Germany’s EU Council Presidency and G8 Presidency, and Director of Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (Germany)
  • Hon Greg Combet MP, Minister for Climate Change and Energy EfficiencyProfessor Malte Meinshausen, Senior climate modeller, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (Germany)
  • Professor Ross Garnaut, Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow in Economics, The University of Melbourne; Author of the Garnaut Climate Change Review
  • Professor Will Steffen, Executive Director, ANU Climate Change Institute; Scientific adviser to Multi-Party Climate Change Committee; Climate CommissionerDr Penny Whetton, Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship and Lead Author of the IPCC reports in 2001 and 2007


The Science – examines the science around global warming at four degrees or more.
The Impacts – assesses the impacts of warming of four degrees or more on Australian ecosystems, industries and society.
Options and Possibilities– looks at implications for economic and social welfare, and the prospects and limits for mitigation and adaption policies to help us avoid these outcomes.

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