POST PARIS FORUM Prospects & challenges

POST PARIS FORUM Prospects & challenges

Friday, 26 February 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The forum provides an opportunity for some plain speaking post Paris. The Paris climate agreements represented an unprecedented international effort to prevent rapid climate change. These agreements are based on the scientific risk assessments of the global scientific community.

In this event the likely impacts of these agreements and the opportunities they provide for Australian society will be discussed by a panel of experts with wide ranging expertise in climate science, policy, energy, finance and the law. What are the key issues that must be addressed to tackle climate change? What is being done now? Speakers will talk about the outcomes from Paris, how the reality of climate change has started to change the conversations and decisions in boardrooms and the prospects for change.

Organised by the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. Sponsored by the Natural Resources Conservation League of Victoria.

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. 

Web tools and Projects we developed

  • Open-NEM

    The live tracker of the Australian electricity market.

  • Paris Equity Check

    This website is based on a Nature Climate Change study that compares Nationally Determined Contributions with equitable national emissions trajectories in line with the five categories of equity outlined by the IPCC.

  • liveMAGICC Climate Model

    Run one of the most popular reduced-complexity climate carbon cycle models online. Used by IPCC, UNEP GAP reports and numerous scientific publications.

  • NDC & INDC Factsheets

    Check out our analysis of all the post-2020 targets that countries announced under the Paris Agreement.