Positive visions needed for climate change action

Monday, 2 June 2008

A panel of climate change and sustainability experts will propose some positive visions for living in a low carbon world at a free public seminar series at the University of Adelaide tomorrow, Tuesday 3 June.

"As we build our understanding of the potential impacts of climate change, we are developing an appreciation of the magnitude of the response needed," says Dr Sam Wells, MBA Director at the University of Adelaide Business School.

"To achieve the transformational change demanded by our circumstances - to really move forward - it's not enough to know what we are moving away from, we need a vision of something different and better to move towards."

Dr Wells said the panel experts at 'Climate 2030: Sustainable Futures' would present some different aspects of possible futures followed by an audience discussion.

'Sustainable Futures' is the last of the Climate 2030 seminar series hosted by the University's Research Institute for Climate Change and Sustainability in association with the Beyond Carbon 2008 conference in Adelaide from 3-5 June. The University of Adelaide is primary sponsor of Beyond Carbon 2008.

Speakers include:

  • the University of Adelaide's Professor Stephen Lincoln, author of the prize-winning Challenged Earth: An Overview of Humanity's Stewardship of Earth who will talk about climate change and energy;
  • Stewart Taggart, a leading figure in Australia's "clean-technology" industry, will propose an alternative energy future;
  • Professor Dexter Dunphy, acclaimed author, academic and consultant in the field of organisational sustainability will address the nature of "sustaining organisations" in the post-carbon economy.

What: Climate 2030: Sustainable Futures
When: 5-7pm, Tuesday 3 June
Where: Napier Building, Room G04, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide
Cost: Free, all welcome


Contact Details

Dr Sam Wells
Email: sam.wells@adelaide.edu.au
MBA Director
The University of Adelaide Business School
Business: +61 8 8313 8336
Mobile: +61 419 819 959

Ms Robyn Mills
Email: robyn.mills@adelaide.edu.au
Media and Communications Officer
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 6341
Mobile: +61 410 689 084