Ideafest 2018

Climate change, water and governance: Challenges and opportunities in our backyard, and for our Earth

Panel

David Turpin Building (DTB)A120

March 6

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Climate change, water and governance: Challenges and opportunities in our backyard, and for our Earth

Wildfires, floods and extreme weather events plagued the globe in 2017. Is this our new normal? Are we ready for change that’s already underway? Our diverse panel of researchers and thought leaders will look beyond the science at the challenges and opportunities presented by a changing climate. They’ll share promising developments in governance, policymaking and engineering as well as insights that narratives may hold. In doing so, they will offer hope, look at some of the difficult choices and discuss potential solutions for dealing with our changing climate.

Moderator: Oliver Schmidtke, Centre for Global Studies

Panellists include: Anita Girvan (School of Environmental Studies), Tom Gleeson (Civil Engineering), Ged McLean (Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions), Edward (Ted) A. Parson (Centre for Global Studies & Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, UCLA) and Rosie Simms (POLIS Water Sustainability Project)

Hosted by the Centre for Global Studies