Richard Jones Memorial Lecture Committee - Sponsored Lecture
The Critical Decade 2013: Climate Change Science, Risks & Responses 

Speaker: Professor Will Steffen - Inaugural Executive Director of the Australian National University Climate Change Institute and a Commissioner with the Australian Climate Commission. 

Date: Saturday June 22, 2013
Time: 7:15 for a 7:30 Start
Location: UTAS Sandy Bay Campus - Centenary Lecture Theater

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Hear one of the Commissioners address the latest findings in the Commission's 2013 update of The Critical Decade series released 17 June 2013. 

Will Steffen has a long history in international global change research, serving from 1998 to 2004 as Executive Director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), based in Stockholm, Sweden, and before that as Executive Officer of IGBP's Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems project.

Prior to taking up the ANU Climate Change Institute Directorship in 2008, Steffen was the inaugural director of the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society. From 2004 to 2011 he served as science adviser to the Australian Government Department of Climate Change. He is currently a Climate Commissionar with the Australian Government Climate Commisstion;Chair of the Antarctic Science Advisory Committee, Co-Director of the Canberra Urban and Regional Futures (CURF) initiative and Member of the ACT Climate Change Council.

Steffen's interests span a broad range within the fields of sustainability and Earth System science, with an emphasis on the science of climate change, approaches to climate change adaptation in land systems, incorporation of human processes in Earth System modelling and analysis; and the history and future of the relationship between humans and the rest of nature.

Biography from the ANU Climate Change Institute website


Watch Will Steffen's Ted Talk: 

The Anthropocene -  presented at TEDx  Canberra in 2011

YouTube Video

Link to Australian Climate Commission Site

External version