Australia Share Responsibility: Climate Change + Business


Event Date
06/19/2019 - 18:00 - 06/19/2019 - 19:30 Australia/Sydney


Contact Name
Sydney Environment Institute


Ticket Price Amount

Presented by the Sydney Environment Institute.

Part Three of the Business Making of Climate Change series.

Climate science and the models it uses to project climatic changes over the 21st century were designed to answer big picture policy questions at the global scale. As a consequence, climate models don’t typically factor in the interactions between longer-term climatic trends and local scale events, such as weather systems, human populations or local government planning.

So just how can science be adapted to answer the questions businesses wants to know? For example, how can scientists advise a company whether a particular piece of infrastructure at a specific address is likely to be rendered useless because of a cyclone in 2030? The scientists in this final panel will take us through the ways in which they are assisting a variety of business sectors in answering such questions. They will explain where the science is at – what it is capable of and what it is not yet capable of – and discuss the opportunities and challenges they face in working with the business community.


  • Brendan Cullen, University of Melbourne
  • Andy Pitman, ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes
  • Kate Simmonds, Willis Towers Watson
  • Nick Wood, Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub
  • Dr Tanya Fiedler (Chair), University of Sydney Business School

About the Business Making of Climate Change series

The Business Making of Climate Change series of public talks brings together investors, lawyers, insurers, corporates, consultants and scientists, as they collectively consider why climate change is increasingly relevant to the business community, as well as how businesses can make sense of climate change in a way that is relevant to them. The series is convened by Dr Tanya Fiedler and produced by Michelle St Anne.

For more information about this series, and for speaker biographies, click here.


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