Australia and its neighbours are on the frontline of climate change. Soaring temperatures, rising sea levels and increases in extreme weather events will play a role in raising the risk of conflict, increasing the displacement of people and worsening the extent of destruction caused by extreme weather events in our region. Climate change exposes Australian soldiers, sailors and airmen, as well as Australia more broadly, to considerable strategic risk and uncertainty.
UNSW Canberra has partnered with the Climate Council to host The Australian Climate Security Panel. Hosted by UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy, this panel will bring together world renowned Defence leaders and a scientific expert to discuss climate change, its security implications and the steps being taken by the US and UK militaries to be prepared.
Wednesday the 28th of October 2015, 10am-11.30am
UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy
Adams Auditorium, Building 111
Northcott Drive, Campbell ACT
Rear Admiral David Titley, USN (Ret.), who initiated and led the US Navy’s Task Force on Climate Change whilst serving in the Pentagon.
Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, RN (Ret.), who acted as the UK Government’s Climate and Energy Security Envoy.
Admiral Chris Barrie (Ret.), Australia’s former Chief of Defence.
Professor Will Steffen, world leading climate change expert and Climate Councillor.
Image credit: Australian Department of Defence via Flickr licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0