Morning Sessions - Victorian Adaptation Forum


Thursday 20 March 2014

Click on the links to view the available powerpoint presentations from each session 




8.30-8.50 am


Parkview Lounge

8.50-8.55 am

Welcome to the 2014 Victorian Adaptation Forum

Rob Gell AM (MC)

Carlton Room

8.55-9.00 am

Welcome to Country


Carlton Room

9.00-9.10 am

Overview of Victorian climate adaptation research and VIP welcomes

Professor Rod Keenan 
VCCCAR Director

Carlton Room

9.10-9.25 am

Climate change adaptation – the Victorian perspective

The Hon. Brad Battin MP, 
Parliamentary Secretary for Environment

Carlton Room


Keynote presentations


9.25-9.50 am

The role of research in adaptation policy and action: a view from the UK and Europe

Professor Lord Krebs, FRS

Carlton Room

9.50-10.15 am

A strategic approach to climate change adaptation – Treasury Wine Estates

Olivia Tyler, Group Manager – Corporate Social Responsibility, Treasury Wine Estates

Carlton Room

10.15-10.40 am

Morning tea

Parkview Lounge

10.40 am-12.20 pm

An overview of climate adaptation research in Victoria and its value to the community

This session will share knowledge about the climate adaptation research context and its links to government policy and projects in climate change adaptation, with particular relevance to Victoria. Participants will talk about current research and its importance to the Victorian community and government decision-makers, future research needs and how to navigate across the research-policy interface.

10 minute overviews from the participants below will be followed by round-table conversations in which government Department representatives will facilitate discussions on the benefits on research and future research / information needs of decision-makers.


Dr Kevin Hennessey,  Principal Research Scientist

Bureau of Meteorology  

Neil Plummer 
Assistant Director, Climate Information Services


Professor Jean Palutikof, NCCARF Director


Professor Rod Keenan, VCCCAR Director

Carlton Room

12.20-1.20 pm


Parkview Lounge