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University of Newcastle: Looking Ahead Series – Lecture 3 – Climate Change In Challenging Times

Tuesday 22 Sep

5:15 pm

6:30 pm




About this event

One of the unexpected early outcomes of COVID-19 was environmental reprieve. Stories have emerged from across the globe showcasing how our local environments have changed over the last eight months such as immediate reductions in pollution; in the air, on the ground and in the ocean. There is strong evidence that the global ‘shutdown’ due to COVID-19 delivered direct and significant environmental benefits.

Join revolutionary Professor Paul Dastoor as he explores how the current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of the global environment and the urgent role that scientific research and technology development must play in building a sustainable future. Professor Dastoor, along with his team of 30 researchers, is well-known internationally for the development of printed solar panel technology and has recently installed the first large scale public demonstration in Lane Cove, Sydney.

Professor Dastoor will be joined by a panel of experts and together they will discuss whether the recent global crisis has changed perceptions and perspectives about the significance of building a sustainable future. Has it accelerated climate action and have government policies across the globe responded to the opportunity to sustain the environmental reprieve? What can we do to drive a longer-term change agenda to achieve ecological sustainability? How do we support and educate the next generation to manage their eco-anxiety and channel their passions productively to make an impact on the health of our environment?

Please note: This is an online event and the link to view will be provided in your registration confirmation e-mail.

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