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.
Nature based solutions look to protect our fragile ecosystems and meet the climate challenge simultaneously. The United Nations estimates that one-third of the Paris Agreement targets could be met through nature based solutions and could have the additional benefits of reducing poverty and improving food security in developing countries.
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.