Climate change – the implications for New Zealand

Professor Jean Palutikof, Director of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility at Griffith University in Australia, is in New Zealand to launch the Royal Society of New Zealand’s expert advice report, Climate Change Implications for New Zealand.

The society says the report provides a succinct summary of existing New Zealand information around the risks associated with recent and projected trends in greenhouse gas emissions and the likely consequences for New Zealand in future decades and centuries.

The launch will be from 11am-12.40pm on April 19 at Te Whare Aparangi, Royal Society of New Zealand, 11 Turnbull St, Thorndon, Wellington.

At 6pm on the same day, Professor Palutikof will give a public talk , providing an Australian perspective to the management of climate change.

The society says:

There is already evidence that our climate is changing. In Australia, the risks are greatest in the coastal zone. In this talk, Professor Jean Palutikof will outline and demonstrate the major features of CoastAdapt, a new online support tool developed to provide users with information on all aspects of climate change, in a framework that is attractive and useful. CoastAdapt provides comprehensive advice on engaging with affected communities, and an online forum for networking and knowledge sharing.

The free talk will be given at the same premises.



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