*This event will be filmed and made available on the EA website for national viewing
In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (https://report.ipcc.ch/sr15/) was released. Ninety-one authors and review editors from 40 countries prepared this report in response to an invitation from the United Nations when it adopted the Paris Agreement in 2015.
Join us for presentations by three of the authors of this historic report explaining the background, why we should stay below 1.5°C and the consequences of going to 2°C and beyond.
This is a great opportunity to gain reliable information on this topical global issue that affects current and future generations. An Australian context will be provided.
This will be followed by a short presentation by one of the authors of Engineers Australia’s sustainability guidelines (Implementing Sustainability: Principles and Practice) on what engineers can do locally to take into account climate change, and other sustainability issues such as vegetation and species loss.
Implementing Sustainability: Principles and Practice can be downloaded from here, select ‘Sustainability’: free to EA members".
About the speakers:
Dr Jatin Kala, atmospheric scientist, Murdoch University – what 1.5°C is and why we care
Prof Petra Tschakert, human-environment geographer, University of Western Australia – what 1.5°C means for people and sustainable development
Prof Peter Newman, AO, sustainability specialist, Curtin University – what the world is doing and what more it can do
David Rice, FIEAust, advocate for sustainability in engineering
4.30pm tea and coffee for 5pm start-6.30pm followed by networking until 7pm - refreshments provided