The next round of global climate change negotiations, COP23, kicked off in Bonn in early November. Fiji has the presidency of this COP – a first for a small island state.
The importance of effective global action is highlighted by mounting evidence of the accelerating impacts of climate change, including ANU research (listed below) warning us to prepare for increasingly extreme heat events in future. Last week the World Meterological Organisation also released a report showing record surges in global carbon dioxide for 2016 whilst 2017 is tracking towards being the third warmest year on record.
This COP will also occur against a background of accelerating progress in responses, particularly around energy transitions. It will progress the development of the Paris Agreement implementation guidelines – the ‘rulebook’. Importantly this COP is likely to further highlight the constructive roles that the business sector, cities and civil society organisations are playing in developing timely and effective climate responses.
This month at ANU we’re exploring how art can help us communicate about climate change with a joint artistic performance and public lecture on climate & international security and a Climate Cafe exploring how cartoons can help us change attitudes. We hope you can join us.
– Professor Mark Howden
Director, Climate Change Institute
Events November 2017
Dispelling the fog of war: climate change & international security
Joint performance and public lecture, Thurs 9 Nov, 5.45–7.30pm
Pumped Hydro Storage and 100% renewable energy
Tues 14 Nov, 5–7pm
Climate Cafe: Can cartoons transform our attitudes to climate change?
Mon 27 Nov, 12.15–1.45pm
ANU Energy Update
Wed 29 Nov, 8.30-5.10pm
ANU / ACT Govt Solar Oration
Thurs 29 Nov, 6–7.40pm