A snapshot of climate change activities
Since it's establishment in 2007, the Griffith Climate Change Response Program is engaging in an array of research, engagement and community activities. This gallery provides a snapshot of some highlights.
COMMUNITY CLIMATE SCIENCE UPDATE IN TOOWOOMBA
On 17 May 2019 Prof Brendan Mackey presented to a full house at a Toowoomba community event at the Cobb and Co Museum - “Climate science update: what’s happening to the weather and what it means for Queensland?”. He provided an update on climate change science, discussed some of the major current and project impacts of concern, and reviewed the level of mitigation ambition now required.
AUSTRALIA AND INDONESIA CLIMATE CHANGE DIALOGUE
In the week commencing 7 March 2019, the inaugural ‘Witoelar Dialogue’ was held. It is a high-level dialogue bringing diplomats, policy officials and influencers together in conversation about deepening regional cooperation between Australia and Indonesia on climate change and sustainable development. On the final day of the visit, the delegation visited the Griffith University Gold Coast campus for a roundtable discussion on specific climate change and sustainable development issues and participated in a field visit of coastal sites to explore coastal management responses to climate change.
WHALES PROJECT MEETING IN SOUTH AFRICA
From 28-31 January 2019 the inaugural Whales in a Changing Climate project symposium was held in Cape Town, South Africa. Teamwork and partnerships were fostered, as well as the development of the conceptual research model. Conceptualising the many aspects of the research and forming a pathway on how the multidisciplinary team will tackle the challenging tasks of modelling impacts of climate change on whales was an important step initialising the project.
- Find out more about the Whales in a Changing Climate project
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION HOSTED BY THE GERMAN BUDESTAG
On 28 February 2019 Prof Brendan Mackey (Director, Griffith Climate Change Response Program), Prof Susanne Becken (Director, Griffith Institute for Tourism), Prof Rodger Tomlinson (Director, Griffith Centre for Coastal Management) and climate change researchers from other organisations, joined a roundtable discussion on climate change in Germany, Europe and the Asia-Pacific Region with the Vice-President of the German Budestag, Claudia Roth and other German Government representatives.
GCCRP AT COP 24
A number of researchers from the Griffith Climate Change Response Program (GCCRP) attended as observers at the UN Climate Change Conference held in Katowice, Poland (COP 24) from 2 - 14 December 2018. Dr Johanna Nalau of the GCCRP provided the High Level Statement on behalf of RINGOs (Research and Independent Non-Government Organisations) at the Plenary. Researchers are also participated in various side events at COP 24.
- The presentation - Needs-based Climate Finance Strategy in Melanesia - initiative led by the Melanesian Spearhead Group with the support of the UNFCCC Secretariat and Griffith University. Dr Tim Cadman, Research Fellow, GCCRP and Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law, moderated the event.
- View the presentation from Prof Brendan Mackey, GCCRP Director - The interdependency of forests, ecosystem integrity and biodiversity for climate action - to the Global Landscapes Forum