CLIMATE2021: Melbourne Climate Futures virtual launch
Hear how University of Melbourne researchers are working to understand and shape our climate future. Explore diverse responses to climate change – from carbon neutral agriculture to sustainable finance, to childhood education and smart energy systems. Learn about career pathways for climate researchers. And see how recent events have reshaped the global conversation – and action – around climate change.
- Professor Ross Garnaut AC,Faculty of Business and Economics
- Professor Lisa Gibbs, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
- Professor Robyn Eckersley, Social and Political Sciences
- Associate Professor Malte Meinshausen, Earth Sciences
About Melbourne Climate Futures
To avoid the worst effects of climate change, the next few years are crucial. Leaders from around the world have recognised this pivotal moment and are calling for immediate action. More than 110 countries have now pledged to be carbon neutral by 2050. In the past few months, both China and the USA have committed to accelerating their transition to net zero emissions. Businesses are going green. And universities are strengthening research into protecting the planet from climate change.
To contribute to this global push, the University of Melbourne is launching Melbourne Climate Futures. This initiative builds on decades of research across areas such as climate change impacts in the Pacific, energy futures and bushfire resilience.
Melbourne Climate Futures brings researchers together to contribute to greater action on climate change in our region and around the world.