The Working Group II Sixth Assessment Report – Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) takes a harrowing look at the latest science on climate change – what impacts are already locked in, which communities and ecosystems are most vulnerable, and what the world must do to adapt to a rapidly changing climate and protect the lives and landscapes we hold most dear.
Watch our webinar breaking down the findings from the latest IPCC report, understand what this means for Australians, and highlight the scale and pace of urgent action required to tackle the climate crisis.
The panel also discussed strategies for coping with eco-anxiety, looking after your mental health, and what you can do to propel Australia towards bold, effective climate action.
If you would like to learn more about this IPCC report, check out our recent explainer: breaking down the latest IPCC report.
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Learn more about our expert panel:
- Professor Brendan Mackey: Director of the Climate Action Beacon at Griffith University Queensland, Brendan is a Coordinating Lead Author the IPCC Working Group II 6th Assessment Report – Impacts Vulnerability and Adaptation. He has published extensively in the fields of climate change mitigation and adaptation, biodiversity, forests and environmental policy.
- Yessie Mosby: a Zenadh Kes Masig man, living in the Kulkalgal tribe area in the Central Torres Strait Islands. Yessie is a Traditional Owner, a father, an artist and craftsman, a #TorresStrait8 claimant in the human rights complaint to the United Nations over climate change, and the Torres Strait organiser with 350.org Australia.
- Dr Kate Charlesworth: a public health physician in Sydney. After working as a hospital doctor in Perth and Sydney, Kate completed much of her training in public health medicine in the UK. She worked as a Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and then at the Sustainable Development Unit in Cambridge. The SDU is a world-leading unit tasked with reducing the carbon footprint of England’s National Health Service. Kate has also completed a PhD in low-carbon healthcare, and has 15 peer-reviewed papers. Kate now works in the NSW public health system as a medical specialist in environmentally sustainable healthcare – the first such role in Australia.
- Amanda McKenzie: Climate Council CEO, and one of the best known public commentators on the climate crisis in Australia. Previously, Amanda co-founded the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and has served on renewable energy expert panels for the Queensland and Northern Territory Governments. Amanda was the founding Chair of the Centre for Australian Progress and is a former Board Director at Plan International Australia and the Whitlam Institute.