James Renwick keynote lecture

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Presented by Professor James Renwick

Lectures, talks and seminars

Toitū te Ao—Sustainability Week

13 Sep 2019 6:00 pm to 13 Sep 2019 7:30 pm

Hunter Council Chamber, Victoria University of Wellington

The climate professor and 2018 Prime Minister’s Science Communication Prize recipient brings Sustainability Week to a thought- and action-provoking close.

Toitū te Ao–Sustainability Week 2019 concludes with E ahu pēhea ana tātou? He kauhau matua nā Ahorangi/Where to from here? keynote lecture by Professor James Renwick.

A popular speaker, Professor Renwick, Head of Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Geography, Environment and Earth Studies, was earlier this year awarded the prestigious Prime Minister’s Science Communication Prize, in recognition of his extensive public presentations, media interviews and conference appearances highlighting climate change issues. The award judges praised his warmth, humour and positivity when dealing with the subject.

Professor Renwick led the organising committee for the 2016 and 2018 Pacific Climate Change Conferences co-hosted by the University, has contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which informs global agreements on climate change action, and is convening lead author for the next IPCC assessment report, due in 2021.

For his lecture, Professor Renwick will draw together some of the themes of Toitū te Ao–Sustainability Week and point the way forward for action on climate change.

The lecture will include an opportunity to ask questions and will be followed by drinks and canapes so people can continue the conversation.

For more information contact: Guy Somerset