Victoria Climate Update 2021

Solar panels in a field at dusk.

2020 was a year full of uncertainties. While the devastating 2019/20 fires that tore down the east coast placed a spotlight on Australia’s failure to address climate change, focus quickly shifted to the coronavirus pandemic that was rapidly spreading around the world.

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc and dominate news cycles, it’s crucial we take stock of the current state of climate change. What climate impacts have we witnessed in the past year and who has been most impacted? Are we on track to meet our climate targets? What can we do to respond more effectively?

Bringing together policymakers, industry, researchers and the wider community the VIC Climate Update 2021 will present a locally-focused snapshot of the latest climate research, plus a focus on where government can stimulate private sector investment in the transition to a low-carbon society.

This event is co-presented by ClimateWorks Australia, and the Australian National University Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions, and will feature a Global Climate Overview for 2020 presentation by Prof Mark Howden.

Speakers:

Professor Mark Howden, Director, ANU Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions

Stan Krpan, CEO, Solar Victoria

Amandine Denis-Ryan, Head of System Change Capability, ClimateWorks Australia

Tennant Reed, Principal National Adviser, Public Policy, Australian Industry Group

Moderator: Dr Emma Aisbett, Associate Director (Research), ANU Grand Chalenge: Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific and Fellow, ANU School of Regulation & Global Governance (RegNet), College of Asia & the Pacific.