The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is currently finalising its Fifth Assessment with the release of the Synthesis Report. This panel brings together authors from the Working Group II contribution (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability) to discuss the some of the major findings as they relate to adaptation in Australia. The panellists will be asked to consider the present-day relevance of the IPCC assessment process and, as the Fifth Assessment draws to a close, to discuss whether change is needed. Indeed, do we still need an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change?
Chair: Jean Palutikof
Deputy Director (International) of the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (1145)
Professor, Department of Resource Management and Geography at Melbourne University (1147)
Professorial Research Fellow at the Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES) at Victoria University (1148)