Australian Institute of International Affairs

Promoting understanding of international issues

Professor Will Steffen speaks with Catherine Garlick

At an AIIA ACT Branch event this week, Professor Will Steffen explained that the narrative around climate change has shifted dramatically in the last 12-24 months, with profound implications for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris later this year. The transition toward solutions – especially the transformation of the energy system – is gaining momentum at a rapid pace with countries becoming more ambitious. A sense of optimism is growing that we can meet the climate change challenge. So what can we expect from Paris?

Professor Will Steffen is a Councillor on the Climate Council of Australia which delivers independent expert information about climate change. He is an Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra, working with the Canberra Urban and Regional Futures (CURF) program, and a member of the ACT Climate Change Council.


Interviewer: Catherine Garlick

BrProducer: Zenia Anderson

Editor: Zenia Anderson