17 July 2019
Start Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm
- Location: Dunedin
- Venue: Otago Chamber of Commerce, Level 3, 442 Moray Place, Dunedin
Climate change: how does it affect you?
Free lunchtime seminar in association with OCCNet, the Otago Climate Change Network.
Become savvy with the fundamentals of climate change and find out how your business or organisation may respond.
Key topics covered
- The fundamentals of climate change; the science, and the common misunderstandings
- What does climate change mean for Dunedin and Otago; how are these numbers calculated, and what are the main changes we should expect?
- What you can do as a business or organisation; emissions accounting, and climate sustainable business practices.
Information on speakers:
Associate Professor Sara Walton.
Department of Management, University of Otago
Sara teaches and researches in the area of sustainability and business with a focus on eco and social entrepreneurship, eco-innovation, sustainable transitions, environmental conflicts and understanding work in changing futures. Her projects include(d) Energy Cultures and Science for Technological Innovation NSC, Lighting Vanuatu, social enterprise in Samoa and land use/ biodiversity surrounding Macraes Gold Mine.
Dr. Inga Smith
Department of Physics, University of Otago
Inga specialises in sea ice and energy research. Inga’s climate-related research interests include climate modelling of ice-ocean interactions, and international transport emissions. Inga is the co-chair of an international ocean-climate research coordination panel, and is the principal investigator on sea ice and climate-related projects funded by the Marsden Fund and Deep South National Science Challenge.
Kate is an Assistant Research Fellow in the Departments of Physics and Management. Her background is in sea ice physics, and her current research interests include the interactions of local government, industry, communities and iwi groups around climate change.