UNSW Business School and UNSW Sustainability are hosting a discussion about climate change action, called “The Costs of Climate Change Mitigation versus Adaptation”, marking the start of Global Climate Change Week.

There will be a panel discussion on the costs of mitigation and adaptation including the ACF's Geoffrey Cousins and the Climate Council's Lesley Hughes.

The event will feature:

  • Professor Lesley Hughes – Councillor at the Climate Council and Distinguished Professor of Biology and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Integrity & Development) at Macquarie University.
  • Mr Geoffrey Cousins – Recipient of an Order of Australia, Geoffrey Cousins is a community leader, businessman, environmentalist, writer and President of the Australian Conservation Foundation.
  • Ms Kaleesha Morris – Current UNSW Law/Arts students and member of SEED - Indigenous Youth Climate Network.
  • Associate Professor Iain MacGill – Associate Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications at UNSW, and Joint Director for the University’s Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets.

The discussion will be hosted and moderated by Professor Matthew England – ARC Laureate Fellow, Deputy Director of the Climate Change Research Centre and Academic Lead for UNSW's Grand Challenge – Climate Change.

Climate Change Week is an international event to lend focus to action on climate change. A group of students and staff has organised a range of events and activities on campus as part of this initiative.

View the full schedule of events.

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