Wilson Center, State Library of Victoria Host Climate Change Panel

Australian Event to Look at Meeting Challenges of Global Warming

Mar 20, 2007

In Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday, March 27, the Woodrow Wilson Center and the State Library of Victoria will host a discussion on climate change, its anticipated challenges, and the ways in which the nations of the world can adapt and become more resilient. The event will run from 9 a.m. – 12 noon, and take place at the State Library of Victoria's Village Roadshow Theatrette, at Entry 3 LaTrobe Street.

Registration and light breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by introductory remarks by The Honorable Joseph B. Gildenhorn, chairman of the board of the Wilson Center.

The keynote address will be given by The Honorable John Thwaites, deputy premier of Victoria, who will talk about the state's lessons learned from battling climate change.

Following the keynote, a panel of experts will address the impacts of climate change and the action that can be taken in Australia and abroad. Environmental Change and Security Program Director Geoff D. Dabelko will chair the panel. Speakers will include Jon Barnett, senior lecturer in the School of Anthropology, Geography, and Environmental Studies at the University of Melbourne; Peter Christoff, vice president of the Australian Conservation Foundation, and professor in the School of Anthropology, Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Melbourne; and Anthony Wood, general manager of Public and Government Affairs, Origin Energy.

If you are interested in attending this event, please e-mail RSVP to 03 8664 7016, or bookings@slv.vic.gov.au.

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