Climate change and our future city – a public conversation

Climate change and our future city – a public conversation

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 - 6:15pm to 8:00pm

Ideas and contributions shared at this free, public forum will directly contribute to the revitalisation of the City of Melbourne’s next 10 year Future Melbourne strategy that aspires for a prosperous, sustainable and liveable city in 2026 and beyond. #infuturemelbourne

How prepared is our city to responding to climate change? Can we look to local innovation and global opportunities as we explore issues and challenges for our coming decade in Melbourne? How can people and communities actively shape and improve our collective future in the city?

Join Future Melbourne Ambassador Kate Auty and several Melbourne thought leaders in the arts, science, business and community in a Melbourne public conversation to discuss solutions, ideas, challenges and opportunities for our future Melbourne.

Event Location: 
Carillo Gantner Theatre
Sidney Myer Asia Centre, Swanston St University of Melbourne
Australian-German College of Climate & Energy Transitions

A/Prof Malte Meinshausen is Deputy Academic Convenor of the College at The University of Melbourne since 2012 and is affiliated with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany. He holds a PhD in "Climate Science & Policy", a Diploma in "Environmental Sciences" from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and an MSc in "Environmental Change and Management" from the University of Oxford, UK. Before joining the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in 2006, he was a Post-Doc at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. He has been a contributing author to various chapters in the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC AR4). Until May 2011, he was leading the PRIMAP ("Potsdam Real-Time Integrated Model for probabilistic Assessment of emission Path") research group at PIK before relocating to Melbourne. Since 2005, he is a scientific advisor to the German Environmental Ministry related to international climate change negotiations under the UNFCCC. Since 2014, he investigates methods to derive future climate targets for Australia in the context of a Future Fellow ARC project. 

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