One of Australia’s leading climate change experts, Professor Ross Garnaut, will speak at a public forum in Darwin hosted by Charles Darwin University.
The forum will be held on June 6 following Professor Garnaut’s report on climate change to the Prime Minister on May 31. The event will be held at the Darwin Entertainment Centre and moderated by CDU Professor Andrew Campbell.
“Ross Garnaut is one of the most influential people working on one of the biggest issues facing this and future generations,” Professor Campbell said.
“This is Professor Garnaut’s first visit to Darwin as part of his climate change review. It’s a great opportunity for Territorians to learn more about climate change and to ask about the options available to us.
“Climate change is a major factor that will affect the Territory’s coasts and rivers, wildlife and tropical savannas, and the seas off Darwin are warming faster than almost any other area of the world's oceans. It has major implications for NT industries, businesses, communities and households.
“The policy’s responses to climate change, as we move towards a low carbon economy, will also generate significant economic and employment opportunities. Territorians need to be informed about this issue,” Professor Campbell said.
Professor Garnaut will talk about the impacts of climate change, the case for carbon pricing for Australia and implications for the Northern Territory of the transition to a lower carbon future.
“Climate change is an issue of great importance to the future prosperity of Australians. I look forward to visiting Darwin to discuss how Australia can best play its part in a global response to climate change,” Professor Garnaut said.
The public forum is a free and interactive event, and will give people the opportunity to put questions to Professor Garnaut about his report and recommendations.
The event will be held on Monday 6 June, 6pm - 7.30pm at the Darwin Entertainment Centre Studio, 93 Mitchell Street Darwin. To register visit: http://garnautforumcdudarwin.eventbrite.com/. For more information: http://www.cdu.edu.au/about/events/garnaut_lecture www.garnautreview.org.au.