The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) and the Royal Society of Tasmania (RST) bring together three outstanding speakers who will take the audience on the path from climate crisis to sustainable future.
Professor Nathan Bindoff, a three times lead author on the International Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) assessment report, will provide a snapshot of emerging new climate states, tipping points and extreme weather in our potential future with weather events more frequent and intense than ever before.
Learning from past events is key to mitigating the impact of climate change; ATSE Fellow Professor Mary O’Kane will examine the nature of the 2019-20 bushfires, why they raise some particular challenges for mitigation and how applied scientists can influence policy development effectively.
The energy sector plays a major part in climate change mitigation; Andrew Catchpole has for the last twenty years been involved in Hydro Tasmania’s participation in Australia’s National Electricity Market and will talk about the sector’s current mitigation strategies as they shift to sustainable energy production.
This event is open to the public.
People with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) are encouraged to attend.