People and Climate Change: Science from Europe

Co-hosted by the Australian-German College of Climate and Energy Transitions, the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at the University of Melbourne in collaboration with the German Embassy, the Embassy of France and the British High Commission, the forum on ‘People and Climate Change: Science from Europe’ features the Australian launch of the UK Met Office report on the ‘Human Dynamics of Climate Change’ and presentations by two distinguished Australian climate scientists of German and French heritage:

Associate Professor Malte Meinshausen (Director, Australian-German College of Climate & Energy Transitions) unpacks the 5th report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and insights in relation to carbon budgets and future emission trajectories.

Dr Bertrand Timbal (Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research – a partnership between the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO) outlines the implications of global climate projections at a regional scale and the potential impacts for South-Eastern Australia.

The event is moderated by Professor John Wiseman (Deputy Director, Melbourne Sustainable Societies Institute).