Generating integrated climate change research
The Griffith Climate Change Response Program leads Griffith University’s research into climate change adaptation and mitigation. As climate change issues cut across many fields of study our research projects are transdisciplinary. The program brings together the wealth of Griffith research expertise from across the University, enabling climate change problems to be addressed in a comprehensive manner and often in conjunction with our international partners.
SEMINAR - LONG-TERM VISION ON CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIONS AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
The Griffith Climate Change Response Program, Griffith University, is proud to present a public seminar from our special guest, the Hon Prof Rachmat Witoelar: "Long-term vision on climate change actions and the Sustainable Development Goals". Prof Rachmat Witoelar will provide an update on climate change negotiations and pathways for countries to achieve Paris Agreement goals in 2050. He will also review Indonesia’s efforts and readiness towards that path.
The seminar is scheduled for Friday, 8 June from 4 pm at the Griffith University, South Bank campus.
Research in focus - primary forest and climate change
The world’s remaining primary forest are irreplaceable sanctuaries for much of the world’s biodiversity, play a significant role in global climate, and support the sustainable livelihoods of their indigenous custodians. Policies are failing to halt their ongoing degradation and destruction.
Climate change in the news
- Climate change 'will make rice less nutritious' - 24 May, The Guardian
- What climate change will mean for Mackay by 2050 - 23 May, Daily Mercury
- Europe’s warmest April since 1979 - 23 May, Copernicus
- Excess nutrients, coupled with climate change, damage the most highly resilient corals - 23 May, Phys Org
- ‘Climate Change Is Real,’ Carmakers Tell White House in Letter - 22 May, Bloomberg
- Councils are “leading action” on climate change - 21 May, GovernmentNews
- Shell faces shareholder challenge over climate change approach - 21 May, The Guardian
- Adapt or die: Can evolution outrun climate change? - 20 May, CBS
- Exclusive: Climate change warning for Australia's military - 19 May, SBS
- New NASA Chief Bridenstine Says Humans Contribute to Climate Change 'in a Major Way' - 19 May, Space.com
In March 2018 Sam Mackay (Program Manager, Griffith Climate Change Response Program) and Madeleine McGann (iCLIM Project Officer) participated in a workshop about the importance of climate change information and knowledge management and its critical role in adaptation planning and resilience planning with delegates from the Government of Papua New Guinea. Hosted by the Office of Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA), the workshop saw participants agree on priority actions for establishing a strategic framework and work plan for the CCDA, as the lead government climate change agency.
Dr Tim Cadman and Dr Ed Morgan from the Griffith Climate Change Response Program led a "Laboratory" at the Solutions Pavilion at the Global Landscapes Forum that was held in Bonn, Germany from 19-20 December 2017.The Global Landscapes Forum sparks and sustains conversations on sustainability. It is the world’s largest, science-led multi-sectoral platform, engaging through global, regional and local events, national policy dialogues and online Digital Summits. At the laboratory they showcased the Primary forest and climate change project and Tim presented his interactive Climate Regime Map.