Drawdown: The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming

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Feb
20
6:00 pm

What is Happening:

Australia faces significant social, economic and environmental impacts from climate change across almost every sector.

But to date, the full range and impact of greenhouse gas reduction solutions have not been explained in a way that bridges the divide between urgency and agency. Thus the aspirations of people who want to enact meaningful solutions remain largely untapped.

Project Drawdown, a non-profit organisation and associated NY Times best-selling book, is dedicated to researching when and how global warming can be reversed. It’s facilitating a broad coalition of researchers, policy makers, business leaders and activists to assemble and present the best available information on reducing greenhouse gases in order to describe their beneficial financial, social and environmental impact over the next thirty years.

Their goal is to determine whether we can reverse the harmful build-up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere within thirty years.

Paul Hawken, Founder of Project Drawdown and Editor of Drawdown, will discuss the key themes of the book and their implications for how we proceed.

A panel of experts will offer their perspectives and there’ll be audience Q&A.

Panellists:

  • Prof Justin Borevitz, Research School of Biology, ANU
  • Dr Sarah Milne, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
  • Dr Will Grant, Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science

This event will be followed by drinks and light refreshments, sponsored by Bank Australia.

Date :   Tuesday 20th February, 6-7.30pm, followed by drinks and light refreshments

Where is it On?:

Australian National University, Acton, ACT 2601.   (Lecture theatre will be confirmed by email 2 days before the event.)

RSVP?:

Registration via Eventbrite is essential:  Eventbrite.com.au

Contact Details:

http://climate.anu.edu.au

 

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