Climate Change Resiliance in Asia

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Climate change How is climate change going to affect the Asian region in the decade to come?

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Date:
Friday 24 November 2023 04:30 pm until Friday 24 November 2023 05:30 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
La Trobe Asia
asia@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
La Trobe Asia
Type of Event:
Public Lecture

La Trobe University City Campus
Room 3.04 Level 3/360 Collins St, Melbourne

With its densely populated cities, low-lying islands, and melting glaciers, Asia is a region vulnerable to the impact of climate change. Extreme heat, weather disasters and the rising sea level could lead to mass flooding, landslides and drought, impacting millions.

While governments across developing Asia have made ambitious climate pledges, there remains substantial scope for expansion, and the region stands to gain many benefits from decisive action. How is climate change going to affect the region in the decade to come? What efforts are being made to increase regional climate resilience? What is Australia’s role in preserving its own regional environment and assisting its neighbours?

Panel:
Ambika Vishwanath (Co-Founder & Director, Kubernein Initiative)
Professor Lauren Rickards (Director, La Trobe Climate Change Adaptation Lab, La Trobe University)
Dr Ruth Gamble (Senior Lecturer & DECRA Fellow, Department of Archaeology and History, La Trobe University)

Chair:
Associate Professor Bec Strating (Director, La Trobe Asia)

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