By Kelly  Untitled

My apologies for the late notice but for those in Canberra may I suggest an evening with the ACT Climate Change Council and the indomitable Barbara Norman? From their flyer:

The ACT Climate Change Council is inviting interested members of the community to its first ‘Community Conversation’ forum on Thursday, 4th April.

“Over the coming decades climate change will have a significant impact on the ACT and the surrounding region. It is important that Canberrans fully understand the effects and what they can do as individuals and as members of the community to address these changes,” Council Chair, Professor Barbara Norman said.

“The ACT Government has established ambitious greenhouse gas reductions targets for the Territory. If we are to succeed in achieving these targets we need to be fully involved as a society,” Professor Norman said.

The ACT Climate Change was established by the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development in September 2011. The Council’s role is to provide advice to the Minister on climate change mitigation and adaptation issues.

“Engaging the Canberra community in conversations about climate change is an essential role of the Council if we are to provide the Minister with pertinent advice on relevant issues for the ACT.

“The forum will involve two short presentations on the role of the Council and the latest climate science for the ACT and surrounding region. The Council will also respond to questions and general comments from the public.

“I encourage all Canberrans to participate in our conversation to raise and discuss their views and concerns,” Professor Norman said.

A community conversation will be held at Pilgrim House, 69 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City, between 6:00pm and 7:30pm.

Further details on the ACT Climate Change Council can be found here.

Media Contact: Alex Cassie

Alexandra.Cassie@act.gov.au or on 6207 2464 or 0401 766 218.