I write to invite you and your advisors to a Parliamentary Information Session on the Science of Climate Change.
At the session leading Australian climate scientists will discuss the impact of Australia’s decision to sign the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals and the upcoming COP21.
There is also an opportunity for you to meet with climate researchers in private briefings, should your diary permit.
Date: Tuesday 20 October 2015
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Venue: Reps Committee Room 1R1, Parliament House, Canberra
Date: Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 October 2015
Time and Venue: To be confirmed – please email **** to arrange
Supported by The Honourable Greg Hunt MP, Mr Mark Butler MP and Senator Larissa Waters, the lunchtime information session will include presentations from some of Australia’s most eminent climate change researchers based at leading research institutions across the country. You can find short biographies on these scientists in the attached.
There will be a focus on the local, regional and global impacts of climate change (in particular the effects of sea level rise), the economics of reducing Australia’s emissions, and possible mitigation and adaptation measures. In addition, a broader discussion will consider how Australia can address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and, I hope, provide fruitful information in the lead up to COP21 in Paris in November.
We hope you and your advisors will be able to find time in your busy schedule to attend this information session and/or meet privately with the visiting researchers on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 October to discuss any area of climate science of interest.
To arrange an individual meeting, or for more details about the information session, please contact **** advising if there are specific climate scientists you would like to attend your private briefing.
We look forward to meeting with you.