Future Climates

Facilitator: Kirsty Tanner – EAQP SIG Chair

Time: 4 pm – 6 pm AEST

Globally, natural disasters have been increasing in frequency and intensity which has resulted in devastating impacts on our communities and natural environments. Last summer, Australia experienced unprecedented bushfire events which resulted in poor air quality across much of the nation for extended periods of time. The amount of scientific research linking climate change with increasingly worsening natural disasters is overwhelming. It is clear to the EAQP that the steps required to limit climate change impacts and maintain clean air are, more often than not, one and the same. This AIR-TALKS event will explore air quality impacts during extreme events, including lockdowns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, and actions to be taken to achieve progress towards climate change mitigation and clean air.

No.Presentation TitleSpeaker
1An EAQP’s perspective on climate change and air quality with a focus on changes in impacts during recent extreme eventsEAQP Speakers
2How two types of natural disaster increased air pollution levels in Chile: the case of wildfires and an extreme flooding event.Dr Francisco Barraza Lecturer, School of Geography, University of Otago, New Zealand
3Climate change and net zero infrastructure.Sam Friggens Climate Change Practice Leader, Mott MacDonald, UK

Lecturer, School of Geography, University of Otago, New Zealand

Dr Barraza is an enthusiastic Environmental Health and Climate Change researcher. His expertise has developed through studies focused on environmental pollution, public health, paleoscience and climate change.

Climate Change Practice Leader, Mott MacDonald, UK

Sam Friggens is a senior consultant in energy strategy and innovation for Mott MacDonald, a global engineering and management consultancy. His work focusses on energy system transformation, climate change and technology innovation, working with Governments and investors in the UK and globally. In 2018 he worked with the UK Committee on Climate Change exploring the role of biomass in a low carbon economy. Currently he manages a consortium delivering the UK Government’s 2050 International Carbon Calculator Programme. He is also leading the formation of a new infrastructure industry coalition to support the implementation of the UK’s net-zero GHG emissions target.


In consideration of the international Coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having economically, CASANZ has reduced the AIR TALKS 2020 original pricing by up to 30%, to support our members and the wider air quality and environment community.

AIR TALKS 2020 SPECIAL PRICINGStandard RegistrationCASANZ MemberCorporate MemberRetired/Student Member
Full Event (all 8 AIR TALKS)A$250A$175A$560A$85
Single Event (1 AIR TALK )A$75A$50A$160A$25

Corporate allows for up to 4 individuals.
No further discounts apply. All prices include GST. New Zealand Members can pay in NZ$.

Full event attracts 8 CAQP CPD points or 1 point per AIR TALK.


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