It is clear nowadays that there are marked differences in the way climate and environmental changes and how their effects on health and their implications have been managed, both in terms of countries’ success in preserving the health of their citizens, and in the magnitude of inequalities. Unfortunately, no matter how bad climate and environmental changes were before the pandemic, and no matter how hard it exposed the inequalities in our society, the post-pandemic world may experience even greater climatic and environmental changes and inequalities.
Wednesday 18 November 2020: An international coalition of leading climate research universities will issue its first Declaration ahead of the G20 Summit on 21 and 22 November 2020.
In Australia, despite the work of our world-leading scientists, climate change is a vexed political topic, rather than a question of science and policy. Join climate scientist and author of The Future Eaters and The Weather Makers, Tim Flannery, marine ecologist Adriana Vergés, social researcher, author of How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference, Rebecca Huntley and marine biologist and Dean of Science at UNSW Sydney, Emma Johnston to find out how we might turn these pressing climate conversations into climate solutions.
Concrete jungles absorb and hold heat very differently to the natural environment and this will force city planners to consider how life in the city will need to adapt as climate change increases in intensity over time.
As the world becomes increasingly aware of climate change, the role of climate scientists has expanded from research expeditions in remote parts of the world, to educators, not only to future scientists but their local communities as well.
An International Universities Climate Alliance has been established to help communicate research insights on the most effective means to meet the unprecedented global challenge of climate change.
The need for better governance of human activities in the ocean space has been widely recognized for years and current frameworks do not consider the effects of climate change. The upcoming UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021–2030) is a prime opportunity for a new framework to be adopted.