11 November 2019, University Club of Western Australia

About the Symposium

The purpose of the symposium is to inform better discussion of and submissions to the State’s Climate Policy process.  The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation published a “Climate Change issues paper” in early September to launch a period of consultation, which closes on 29 November.

The date of the symposium should allow those interested in making a submission to be better informed on the issues, and to participate in the discussion of those issues at the symposium before completing submissions to the Government.

Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners

The University of Western Australia acknowledges the custodians and traditional owners of land on which any of its campuses are located.

At the main campus, Crawley, the University acknowledges the Whadjuk Noongar people as the traditional owners of the land on which it is situated. The Whadjuk Noongar remain the spiritual and cultural custodians of the land, and continue to practise their value, languages, beliefs and knowledge.

Themes

This symposium will address the following themes:

  • Climate Change: Impacts and Responses
  • Climate Change: Accountability & Energy Transitions

Diversity Statement

At the University of Western Australia, Inclusion and Diversity is about commitment to treating individuals, regardless of gender, sexuality, disability, race, religion, ethnicity or other equitably and with respect.

Key Dates

 

Registration open now

Registration Closes
Friday 8 November  2019

Symposium Starts
Monday 11 November 2019

Keynote Speakers

The Hon Robert Shenton French AC

The Hon Robert Shenton French AC

Chancellor, The University of Western Australia

Dr Jatin Kala

Dr Jatin Kala

Senior Lecturer and ARC DECRA felllow, Murdoch University

Professor Petra Tschakert

Professor Petra Tschakert

Professor, Faculty of Science, UWA School of Agriculture and Environment

Professor Peter Newman

Professor Peter Newman

John Curtin Distinguished Professor Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute

Professor Bill Hare

Professor Bill Hare

CEO, Senior Scientist, Climate Analytics

Paul Everingham

Paul Everingham

Chief Executive Officer, CME

Donald J. DePaolo

Donald J. DePaolo

University of California

Professor Len Collard

Professor Len Collard

School of Indigenous Studies, UWA

Conference Chair

Professor Alex Gardner

Professor Alex Gardner

Centre for Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law

Alex was born and raised on a farm in Western Australia, attending high school in Perth. After undergraduate studies at the Australian National University in Canberra (1977-1983) he worked as a solicitor in Melbourne before undertaking a Master of Laws specialising in Natural Resources and Environmental Law at the University of British Columbia(1986-87). Since 1988, Alex has been based at the University of Western Australia Faculty of Law teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in Public Law and Natural Resources and Environmental Law. He was appointed Professor of Law in July 2015.

Conference Committee

Professor Emerita Carmen Lawrence

Professor Emerita Carmen Lawrence

Professor, BPsych W.Aust. Senior Honorary Research Fellow, Faculty of Science, School of Psychological Science, UWA

Professor Peter Newman

Professor Peter Newman

John Curtin Distinguished Professor Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute

Mr Boyd Milligan

Mr Boyd Milligan

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Curtin University

Ms Susan Marie

Ms Susan Marie

Conference Convener Institute of Advanced Studies, UWA

Sponsors