Climate Change in the ACT – 2018 and Beyond

Filed under Event Dates
Sep ’18
13
6:30 pm

Our climate is expected to be drier and hotter in the coming years. How can we adapt individually and as a community?

Find out what the ACT Government is doing to mitigate against the effects of climate change and what members of the Canberra community can do in their outdoor spaces to cope with hotter summers.

The speakers at this presentation will be Edwina Robinson (Executive Officer, SEE-Change Canberra) and Antonio Mozqueira  (Senior Manager Climate Change Policy, ACT Government). Supper will be provided & entry is with a gold coin donation.

Antonio has held the role of Senior Manager Climate Change Policy in the ACT Government since 2012 developing and delivering policy to mitigate and adapt to the warming and drying climate. Antonio’s passion is in bringing people together to work in the science, policy and community engagement interface.

With hotter summer being the new norm, Edwina will focus on ways to cool your home and garden in summer. She will discuss creating a mini-oasis with shade trees, permeable surfaces, incorporating water elements and providing habitat for wildlife. The talk is aimed at homeowners and renters alike with big gardens to small balconies. She will also focus on extending individual’s efforts to outside their private space, to the nature strip (public-private interface) and into public open spaces (the urban commons).

Edwina is the Executive Officer of SEE-Change and practised as a Landscape Architect for many years in Canberra. She winds down by gardening.
Antonio has over 25 years experience working in Commonwealth and State jurisdictions and in the private sector. Originally from Mexico his first degree is in Oceanography and as a Monbusho scholar completed a MSc in Bioresources from Mie University in Japan before migrating to Australia. His studies have allowed him to work in diverse fields such as marine fisheries and aquaculture, marine science program management, as Director of the Office of the Chief Scientist for Australia and as Manager of the Climate Change Science and Adaptation program for the Commonwealth Department of Climate Change.
LOCATION

Gungahlin Library, Hibberson Street, Gungahlin.

 

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