This think tank was convened by Professor Gerry Quinn from Deakin University (pictured) and held in Warrnambool on 16 and 17 September 2013. The think tank brought together researchers, representatives from catchment management authorities, local and state government decision-makers and fishing industry representatives to examine adaptation options for users of two key components of the Victorian marine environment – offshore and estuarine ecosystems.
Think tanks facilitate the exchange of knowledge by creating space for learning where scientific, policy, and other communities can build common understanding of key issues. Think tanks focus on specific themes and are held in different regions throughout the state.
This pioneering Think Tank explored the contribution that robust regional city centres can make in securing liveability and climate compatible economic development for regional cities and their hinterlands.
The Climate change and risk management: the role of the financial services sector Think Tank was held on 5 December 2012. The Think Tank brought together members representing the financial sector, government and policy makers, climate scientists and academics to discuss the role the financial sector can play in managing and adapting to a more volatile environment and to explore how greater collaboration between the parties can reduce the total cost of adaptation.