Ms Zalina Shari is a PhD candidate at the School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture & Urban Design at the University of Adelaide.
Professor Kym Anderson is George Gollin Professor of Economics and Executive Director, Wine Economics Research Centre.
There is growing consensus of the need to reduce our carbon dioxide emissions, both in South Australia and the rest of the world. However there are many perspectives as to which technology options to pursue toward this goal, given our present heavy reliance on fossil fuels and substantial investment in capital intensive plant to utilise them.
The talk will assess some of the challenges and opportunities emerging to this end, both locally and internationally, as we seek to manage the transition to a more sustainable future.
Professor Gus Nathan was appointed founding Director of The University of Adelaide’s Centre for Energy Technology in 2009.
The beginning of the 21st century presents the interwoven challenges of climate change, rapid population growth and increasing freshwater, food and energy pressures. These challenges will be discussed as will the manner in which humanity has sought to meet them so far and is likely to do so in the future. The interconnection between climate change and energy use is producing innovative alternative energy ideas which are rapidly gaining ground. This promises to impinge favourably on freshwater and food supply and to ameliorate climate change. There is reason to be cautiously optimistic.
Stephen Lincoln is a professor in the School of Chemistry and Physics and in the Research Institute for Climate Change and Sustainability.