The Anthropocene Challenge

A public discussion, facilitated by the Royal Society of New Zealand, between French and New Zealand experts around the theme of climate change and society.

Tuesday 1 September, 6pm, Aurora Centre, Burnside, Christchurch

Experts argue that we are living in the age of the Anthropocene – the epoch when humanity has irrevocably altered the planet. Predictions of climate change impacts are dire. But can we turn our influence around and steer our global impact in a new direction towards a more sustainable future?

As momentum builds towards an international climate change agreement at the UN COP 21 conference in Paris, New Zealand and French experts discuss humanity’s capacity to adapt, become resilient and address the greatest challenge posed to human existence.

Kim Hill will chair the panel comprising Professor David Frame, Professor Catherine Larrère, Dame Anne Salmond and Lucile Schmid.

Tickets are $10 (general admission); students and Royal Society of New Zealand members free. You can book tickets here and find more information about the lecture on the Royal Society of New Zealand website.