As part of national Social Sciences Week 2019, CHASS is organising a series of free public events in collaboration with publishers Routledge-Taylor & Francis. Called ‘Social Sciences Stars’, this series will be held in three cities – Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne on Monday, Wednesday and Friday that week respectively.
The Sydney event’s details are as follows:
Title: Reshaping Public Conversation on Climate Change
The unprecedented impact of unmitigated climate change will reshape political, economic, social, cultural, scientific and environmental issues and decision-making. According to CSIRO’s State of the Climate 2018 report, the variability and changes in Australia’s climate will affect many Australians, particularly the changes associated with increases in the frequency or intensity of heat events, fire weather and drought, and Australia will need to plan for and adapt to some level of climate change. Debate on climate policy will be essential for driving change and this event will provide a chance for delegates to become directly involved in the conversation.
Join Dr Louise Crabtree and Professor Paul James from Western Sydney University and Dr Jonathan Symons from Macquarie University as they frame the discussion around the critical role of effective climate policy, the nature of social and political institutions in addressing the impact, and reshaping public conversation on climate change. This stimulating conversation will be moderated by Associate Professor Juan Francisco Salazar from Western Sydney University.
Time: 3.30pm for a 4pm start
Please join us for refreshments 5pm onwards.