The Road to Paris

The Road to Paris- Prof David Karoly presents the UN Climate Change talks.

Professor David Karoly presents the United Nations Climate Change Talks. What are they? Why are we having them? What does it mean for us?poster david karoly

In 2015, Paris will be hosting the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) otherwise known as ‘Paris 2015’. This will be a crucial conference towards achieving a new international agreement on the climate encompassing all countries with the aim of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celcius.

We have heard about these talks but do we really understand what goes on and what is at stake? What does this mean internationally, for Australia, Victoria and all of us as individuals and communities? What are the political and economic ramifications of these talks? What are the prospects of reaching an agreement?

Professor Karoly will explain the current situation and the role this conference plays in bringing the international community towards unified action on Climate Change.

David is a Professor of Atmospheric Science in the School of Earth Sciences and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science at the University of Melbourne. He is an internationally recognised expert in climate change and climate variability. He is also a member of the Climate Change Authority which provides advice to the Australian government on climate change policies and a member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists.

Take advantage of this opportunity to hear an internationally respected speaker explain these crucial talks here in the City of Whittlesea.

Monday, 30 November 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:45 PM
The Great Hall – Council Offices. 25 Ferres Boulevard. South Morang,

Cost: FREE

RSVP: Bookings essential for catering and organisational purposes at

Please RSVP by Friday 27th November.

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