Climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability – IPCC 6th Assessment Report: Australian Authors Speak

1 March 2022
12:00 pm – 13:30 pm AEDT
01:00 am – 02:30 am UTC

Iceland icebergs in water

What impact is our changing climate having on our lives, jobs and homes? And what policy frameworks are needed to ensure a resilient and prosperous future for Australia?

Following the release of the next Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, ISC Member the Australian Academy of Science is hosting an online forum to help inform and support policy-makers and those interested in how Australia can reduce its vulnerability to the impacts of climate change.

Join the President of the Australian Academy of Science, Professor John Shine, as he discusses the report with four of the Australian contributing authors. The panel will also answer questions live from the online audience.


  • Professor John Shine AC PresAA FAHMS(Hon) FRS (Moderator)
  • Professor Brendan Mackey
  • Dr Francis Chiew
  • Professor Gretta Pecl
  • Professor Lauren Rickards

About the report

Working Group II: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

Part of the sixth assessment report delivered by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Working Group II contribution assesses global and local impacts of climate change on ecosystems, biodiversity, societies, cultures and settlements. It further addresses the vulnerabilities, capabilities and limits of the natural world and societies to adapt, and informs efforts to reduce climate-associated risk.

This builds on the published Working Group I contribution on the physical basis of climate change, and not-yet released Working Group III contribution on climate change mitigation.

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