Climate Change and the Fate of the Amazon 2007 - Human Dimensions of climate change: the vulnerabili
Human Dimensions of climate change: the vulnerability of small farmers in the Amazon
Climate Change and the Fate of the Amazon 2007 - Adaptive governance: a remedy for amazonia?
Adaptive governance: a remedy for amazonia?
Climate Change and the Fate of the Amazon 2007 - Amazon interventions and climate change
Amazon interventions and climate change
Climate Change and the Fate of the Amazon 2007 - What drives environmental policymaking in the Brazi
What drives environmental policymaking in the Brazilian Amazon?
Climate Change and the Fate of the Amazon 2007 - Social-science perspectives on environmental change
Social-science perspectives on environmental change in the Brazilian Amazon
Climate Change and the Fate of the Amazon 2007 - What impact would the dieback of Amazonia have on r
What impact would the dieback of Amazonia have on regional and global climate, carbon, water, and energy cycles?
Climate Change and the Fate of the Amazon 2007 - The potential of reducing emissions from deforestat
The potential of reducing emissions from deforestation to protect the amazon and mitigate climate change
Climate Change and the Fate of the Amazon 2007 - Conference Overview
Panel discussion: What next for climate change reporting?
A panel discussion bringing together several of the UK's most influential environment correspondents to discuss the challenges of climate change reporting in the coming months. Chaired by Fiona Fox, Science Media Centre. The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ), the School of Geography and Environment and the Environmental Change Institute (ECI) at Oxford University, and the British Council Climate Change Programme are bringing together several of the UK's most influential enviro
Seminar 1 – Climate Change – Past, Present and Future
Professor Bob Hill led this session investigating the wide ranging implications of climate change.
Climate Change: Catastrophic Impacts
The pair will deliver a joint presentation which addresses the impacts of climate change on global communities. Professor Brook will review the most recent scientific projections which suggest we are pushing the Earth towards dangerous and irreversible ‘tipping points’. Mr von Doussa will then explore how a human rights framework might be developed to cope effectively with climate change.
Using ancient DNA to study climate change, mass extinctions, and human evolution
Ancient DNA provides a unique means to watch evolution occurring in real time. By tracking genetic changes in ancient populations we can examine the effects of major climatic changes on animal and plant populations from around the world through the last 100,000 years
An Architecture for International Cooperation on Climate Change
The Fifth Annual Sir Leslie Melville Lecture was presented by Professor Warwick J McKibbin. Sir Leslie Melville’s legacy includes the design and establishment of new institutions for dealing with global macroeconomic interdependence. Today the world is grappling with a far more complex set of problems related to environmental interdependence on a global scale. In this lecture, Professor Warwick McKibbin argues that major countries must respond to the issue of climate change, tak
Coping with Climate Change: Is Development in India and the World Sustainable?
2007 K R Narayanan Oration Recent high rates of economic growth in India and other parts of the developing world, while reducing poverty and raising global economic growth, have put considerable stress on the environment even as it is already saddled with high emissions from the developed world. The 2007 K R Narayanan Oration by Dr Rajendra K. Pachauri questions whether such growth patterns can be sustained into the future and what options are available for ensuring that the adv
Must Climate Change End The Platinum Age
In the inaugural S.T. Lee Lecture on Asia and the Pacific Professor Garnaut asks: How the risks of climate change will interact with the 'Platinum Age' of global economic growth? What are the limits for global emissions within which the world will need to live if the risk of dangerous climate change is to be kept within acceptable bounds? What principles could be reasonably applied to the allocation of a global emissions budget amongst countries? What global emissions budget would make sense for
Measuring the Immeasurable: The Costs & Benefits of Climate Change Mitigation
Decisions on whether and how much mitigation of the risks of dangerous climate change is justified raises exceptional challenges. In this lecture Professor Garnaut discusses the issues that arise when we measure and compare market and non-market costs with the benefits of climate change mitigation. He explores the value judgements that must be made when comparing welfare of people with different incomes and wealth, living in different countries, at different times. He also looks at how these con
The Evolution of Economic Policy on Climate Change
ANU Trevor Swan Distinguished Lectures in Economics The lecture traces the outlines of economic thinking on climate change. Two competing paradigms are reviewed: (1) modelling of greenhouse gases mitigation as a dynamic optimal control problem and (2) the willingness to pay of the present generation to ensure future generations against the potential adverse impacts of climate change. The presentation examines the challenges of the economics of international co-operation, the choice of econo
Quarry Vision: Coal, Climate Change and the End of the Resources Boom
In this lecture Dr Guy Pearse will spoke about the mindset that sees Australia's greatest asset as its mineral and energy resources - coal especially, asking how has this distorted our national politics and our response to climate change and what happens now that our coal-fired resources boom has gone bust? He also discussed the future of the coal industry and argued with the current economic orthodoxy. He looks at the shadowy world of greenhouse lobbyists; how they thin
One Year After the Garnaut Climate Change Review
Professor Ross Garnaut presented the final report of the Garnaut Climate Change Review to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on 30 September 2008, the morning of the largest ever one day points fall on the New York Stock Exchange. Since then, the histories of the financial crisis and climate change policy have been closely linked. Amongst much else, they have been linked by the challenge that Governments have faced, in Australia, in the United States and elsewhere, in formulating policy in the national i
Building on Kyoto: Towards a Realistic Global Climate Agreement and What Australia Should Do
As a mechanism for controlling climate change, the Kyoto Protocol has not been a success. Over the decade from it’s signing in 1997 to the beginning of its first commitment period in 2008, greenhouse gas emissions in industrial countries subject to targets under the protocol did not fall as the protocol intended. Instead, emissions in many countries rose rapidly. Moreover, emissions have increased substantially in countries such as China, which were not bound by the protocol but which will