​ANU Climate Update to critique policy and corporate responses to climate change

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 — The Australian National University (ANU) will hold its 2018 Climate Update on Thursday with experts to review the latest science, climate policies and corporate and investment responses to climate change.

The keynote address will be by Regnan CEO Pauline Vamos, the former CEO of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia, who will discuss corporate responses to climate change and responsibilities of investment firms to managing and disclosing climate risk.

ACT Minster for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury will give the opening address, followed by a global overview from ANU Climate Change Institute Director Professor Mark Howden, who is also a Vice-Chair Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II.

Other speakers include:

* Professor John Hewson, ANU, who will discuss emissions policy responses in Australia and internationally;

* Dr Sophie Lewis from the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society, and Steve Crimp, from the ANU Climate Change Institute; and

* Dr Peter May, Head of Research, Bureau of Meteorology.

Media are invited to attend.

A program is available at http://climate.anu.edu.au/news-events/anu-climate-update-2018

WHO: Professor Mark Howden, Director, ANU Climate Change Institute, Shane Rattenbury, ACT Minster for Climate Change and Sustainability, Regnan CEO Pauline Vamos

WHAT: ANU Climate Update 2018

WHERE: HC Coombs Lecture Theatre, Fellows Road, ANU

WHEN: From 2pm, Thursday 8 February 2018.

For media assistance, contact Kate Prestt from the ANU Media Team on +61 2 6125 7979, +61 416 249 310 or at <media@anu.edu.au>.