There is a growing recognition of climate-related financial risk and legal liability for government and businesses. Increasing stakeholder demand for disclosure of climate change risks and opportunities, and a legal liability risk associated with failing to incorporate climate change in decision making are key drivers for change. Technology is also a major impetus for change with transformation in the transport sector representing a significant opportunity for Tasmania. The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2016 rated failure of climate change adaptation and mitigation as the most impactful risk to the global economy over the next decade. This talk will explore what’s changed in climate change.
Sophie Muller is the Director of the Tasmanian Climate Change Office in the Department of Premier and Cabinet. She leads the Tasmanian Government response to climate change including policy and projects focusing on addressing the State’s emissions, the transition to a low carbon economy and responding to the impacts of climate change through adaptation. Sophie is a graduate of the University of Tasmania with a Master of Public Policy and a Bachelor of Arts. She has worked in the climate change field for the past five years and has held roles across government in tourism, health and education. Sophie is passionate about driving change in complex public policy areas to achieve positive outcomes for the Tasmanian community.
Lecture at 8 pm Royal Society Room, TMAG Customs House building. Enter through Dunn Place car park and look for the RST banners at the entrance.