Upcoming symposium on climate change in Victoria

Next month, The Royal Society of Victoria and Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute will hold a two-day symposium on the nature and effects of climate change in Victoria, and our capacity to reduce exposure and vulnerability to its impacts. The symposium, Climate Change Science: Impacts and Adaptation for Victoria, has a great line-up of speakers and session chairs, including Ross Garnaut, David Karoly, Rod Keenan, Roslyn Gleadow (@RosGleadow), Kate Auty, Rob Vertessy, Karl Braganza, Scott Power, Penny Whetton (@penhelen), Kathleen McInnes, Leanne Webb, Lisa Alexander, Grant Blashki, Hartmut Fuenfgeld and Lauren Rickards.

From the organisers:

Understanding and managing the risks of climate extremes is an important challenge for Australian scientists, planners and politicians. This two-day event includes presentations and panel discussions focused on three aspects of climate change:

  • The physical science: The observational record, major climate drivers for Victoria, the science of climate change projections and extreme weather events
  • Impacts on Victoria: The impacts on public health, water supplies for cities and agriculture, and sea level rise and coastal inundation.
  • Adaptation to climate change: How adaptation addresses ways to reduce exposure and vulnerability to a changing climate and its impacts. Adaptation also increases resilience to potential adverse impacts of climate extremes.

Registrations are now open for the symposium, which will be held on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd of September at The University of Melbourne. Earlybird registration closes on 15th September.

For more info, visit the symposium website.

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