Perceptions on Climate Change

Perceptions on Climate Change

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Date/Time
6 Jun 2012
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location
Centre for Ministry Auditorium

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A community forum in discussion with Chief Climate Commissioner Tim Flannery and Climate Commissioner Lesley Hughes.

  • How does the issue of climate change interact with faith?
  • How should the church respond to climate change?

Professor Tim Flannery, Australian of the Year in 2007, is one of Australia’s leading thinkers and writers. An internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist, he has published more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific papers. His books include the landmark works The Future Eaters and The Weather Makers.

In 2007 Tim Flannery co-founded and was appointed Chair of The Copenhagen Climate Council, a coalition of community, business, and political leaders who have come together to confront climate change.

Professor Lesley Hughes is the Head of the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University and an expert on the impacts of climate change on species and ecosystems. She is the Australian Representative on the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Biodiversity and Climate Change, and Co-Convenor of the Terrestrial Biodiversity Adaptation Research Network.

Professor Hughes was also a lead author for the UN’s IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, and a member of the Expert Advisory Group on Climate Change and Biodiversity for the Australian Greenhouse Office and the Department of Climate Change. Her research has been published extensively in peer-reviewed journals.

For more information about the forum contact: David Reichardt 0419 164 329

Further information about the Climate Commission is available here.

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