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Climate Change Adaptation: What it means for Tasmania
Join our experts as they explore climate change adaptation from the cutting-edge science to on-the-ground action. Learn what is happening locally to adapt to the impacts of climate change and discover Tasmania’s role in broader programs like the National Environmental Science Program. Hear advice from the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change AR6 report, and hear what others in the community are doing.

This forum is hosted by the patron of National Science Week Tasmania, Dr Jess Melbourne-Thomas.

Panel:
• Associate Professor Sarah Boulter, Associate Professor in Climate Change Adaptation, University of Tasmania and Climate Adaptation Mission Lead, National Environmental Science Program
• Katrina Graham, Senior Climate Change Officer, Hobart City Council

This event is brought to you in partnership with the Australian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society (AMOS) and Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA).

Aug 17, 2022 06:00 PM in Hobart

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Speakers

Dr Jess Melbourne-Thomas
Patron @National Science Week Tasmania
Jess is a transdisciplinary researcher and knowledge broker. She is a senior research scientist with CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere and leads the marine social-ecological systems team in the Coasts & Oceans Research Program. With a background in mathematical modelling and Antarctic climate change science, Jess’ work is increasingly focused on connecting research to decision-making for sustainability and climate change adaptation. Jess was a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2019 Special Report on the Oceans & Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. She is co-chair of the international Marine Ecosystem Assessment for the Southern Ocean program and leads the knowledge production theme with the Centre for Marine Socioecology. Jess was one of Australia’s first 30 Superstars of STEM and was named Tasmania’s Young Tall Poppy of the Year in 2015. She was the 2020 Tasmanian Australian of the Year and is Tasmania’s patron for National Science Week.
Dr Sarah Boulter
Associate Professor of Climate Adaptation @National Environmental Science Program
Dr Sarah Boulter is Associate Professor in Climate Change Adaptation and the Climate Adaptation Initiative lead for the National Environmental Science Program (NESP). Sarah has spent the last decade building and supporting climate adaptation research and practice in Australia, particularly in the coastal zone. She has worked with the health, biodiversity, defence and infrastructure sectors to support, develop and implement climate change adaptation strategies.
Katrina Graham
Senior Climate Change Officer @Hobart City Council
Katrina has worked in local and State government in Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania. She joined the City of Hobart in 2000 and developed its climate change program. In addition to preparing and implementing the City's climate policy and strategy responses, she instigated the establishment of a regional council’s climate group under the auspices of the Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority and coordinates its delivery of climate actions across the 12 southern councils. She was a project leader on Regional Councils Climate Adaptation Program and has worked with the 29 Tasmanian councils to develop corporate adaptation plans and strategies for the three regions. Katrina represented the City on various national climate programs including NCCARF CoastAdapt and the Climate Emergency Australia Strategy Advisory Group.