AUSTRALIA DECLARES

SHAPING AUSTRALIA’S
EMERGENCY RESPONSE

14-15 FEBRUARY 2020
BREAKOUT SESSION

Day 1

3:20PM – 4:30PM
SUPPER ROOM l LEVEL 3

ECOSYSTEMS IN COLLAPSE

THE BIODIVERSITY & ECOLOGICAL EMERGENCY

Devastating climate impacts continue to threaten Australia’s diverse flora, fauna and ecosystems. What can current trends tell us about how fast we need to respond to the climate emergency to protect all life on earth?

David Lindenmayer – Professor of Ecology and Conservation Biology, Australian National University
Charlie Veron Marine Scientist & Coral Expert
Michael Mann – Director of Earth System Science Center, Pennsylvania State University

Moderated by Jo Chandler – Science Writer & Journalist


SESSION

SPEAKERS

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David

Lindenmayer

“Not only is our unique natural heritage under threat, but the consequences for agriculture, tourism, and the economy may be catastrophic.“
ECOSYSTEMS & CONSERVATION

David Lindenmayer


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Charlie

Veron

“To save our iconic ecological systems, like the Great Barrier Reef, we must now mobilise society to transition to a safe climate economy at emergency speed. The time for incremental change is over.“
ECOSYSTEMS & CONSERVATION

Charlie Veron


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Michael

Mann

“I believe a World War II-scale Climate Mobilization is the transformational idea that can once again unify all of us, in a global effort to avert catastrophic climate change, and live sustainably on this planet.“
SCIENCE & RESEARCH

Michael E.Mann


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David

Lindenmayer

“After 15 years reporting climate, I understand the power and complexity of the Earth system. But I’m still mystified by humans. Our survival turns on knowing ourselves, overcoming our limitations.“
ECOSYSTEMS & CONSERVATION

Jo Chandler


Charlie

Veron

“To save our iconic ecological systems, like the Great Barrier Reef, we must now mobilise society to transition to a safe climate economy at emergency speed. The time for incremental change is over.“
ECOSYSTEMS & CONSERVATION

Charlie Veron


Michael

Mann

“I believe a World War II-scale Climate Mobilization is the transformational idea that can once again unify all of us, in a global effort to avert catastrophic climate change, and live sustainably on this planet.“
SCIENCE & RESEARCH

Michael E.Mann


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