Eminent panel discussion and book launch

On 24 August 2018 the Griffith Climate Change Response Program hosted an eminent panel discussion and book launch at the Griffith University, South Bank campus which was based on the theme "Climate change update: Moving forward on adaptation".

The panel shed light on the forthcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th Assessment Report and shared insights into how the Irish, UK, Japanese and Canadian governments are responding to growing climate risks and the state of play with the Queensland Climate Adaptation Strategy.  The Panel Discussion was facilitated by Professor Brendan Mackey, Director, Griffith Climate Change Response Program.

The book, Limits to Climate Change Adaptation (Springer International), was launched.  It is the first comprehensive book on the subject of adaptation limits.  The IPCC 5th Assessment found very little research on what adaptation limits are, and how these could be identified, this book offers insights with global cases studies where such limits are being reached and offers suggestions for research and policy how such limits could be considered - https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319645988

The Panel and Co-editor of the Book

Professor Mark Howden

Professor Mark Howden (IPCC Vice-Chair Working Group II, The Australian National University, Climate Institute) discussed the role of the IPCC and science informing policy and reflected on the IPCC process.

Prof Roger Street

Professor Roger Street (UKCIP/Oxford University) has assisted governments to consider science in policy and provided insights from Ireland, UK, Japan and Canada.

Georgine Roodenrys

Georgine Roodenrys (Executive Director, Climate Change Policy, Qld Department of Environment and Science) discussed the Queensland Climate Adaptation Strategy.

Dr Johanna Nalau

Dr Johanna Nalau co-editor of the book (Limits to Climate Change Adaptation) and IPCC 6th Assessment Report Lead Author, presented some of the main findings from the book.

Photos from the event

Listen to the seminar and see the slides

Griffith Climate Change Response Program