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Foreword

Each year the Academy hosts a High Flyers Think Tank on a nationally important topic. Sixty outstanding early- and mid-career researchers with expertise in a broad range of disciplines get together to analyse specific issues and propose solutions based on novel applications of science, including social science, and technology.

The impact of climate change on health and wellbeing is likely to be profound. This year, the Academy is inviting 60 leading young researchers from around Australia and New Zealand to explore how science-based knowledge can better inform decision-making in this area, to help reduce the burden that climate change will have on health.

The recommendations from the Think Tank will be formally launched in late 2014. They will be distributed to nationally important players in the field and made publicly available through the Academy’s website. As has been the case for previous Think Tanks, we expect that this report will inform strategic research thinking and policy development.

The 2014 Think Tank, Climate change challenges to health: risks and opportunities, is generously supported by the Theo Murphy (Australia) Fund, which is administered by the UK Royal Society. The Academy is pleased to be able to offer this unique opportunity for early- and mid-career researchers to bridge research disciplines and institutes and develop networks that will enrich their careers.

Professor Andrew Holmes AM FAA FRS FTE
President, Australian Academy of Science

Climate change challenges to health: risks and opportunities

The annual Academy’s High Flyers Think Tanks bring together sixty early- and mid-career researchers (EMCRs) from a broad range of relevant disciplines to:

  • Engage in thinking about novel applications of existing science (including social science) and technology to issues of national significance
  • Identify issues and gaps in current knowledge, and
  • Propose solutions.

Enabling participants to experience the challenges and benefits of working in diverse cross-disciplinary teams is another primary aim of the events. The Think Tanks are unique opportunities for career development and network creation among the nation’s next generation of research leaders and their institutions.

The main output of the event is a report summarising issues the group discussed and offering recommendations for action. The report is written by the participants in the months following the Think Tank, with guidance from the steering committee. As has been the case for previous Think Tanks, it is expected that this report will inform research thinking and policy development.

2014 Think Tank

This year’s topic addresses an issue of national significance. The consequences for health of climate change due to increasing atmospheric CO2 are likely to have profound social impacts. EMCRs will explore how increase in and application of science-based knowledge can better inform decision making in this area, to help reduce the burden that climate change will have on health.

The Academy believes that this topic represents a perfect opportunity for EMCRs to develop a strategic document on a subject of national relevance. The recommendations resulting from the 2014 Think Tank will not be a statement of policy, but will identify how existing and new science can inform policy responses.

The Think Tank participants will focus on health and interrelated social impacts consequent on climate change in five key areas:

Group 1.Temperature and extreme weather events

Group 2.Infectious disease ecology and epidemiology

Group 3.Food and water supplies

Group 4.Livelihood and disadvantage

Group 5.Security, social instability and conflict

Event Program (see 'Program' tab for details)

DAY ONE PROGRAM
Opening session

DAY TWO PROGRAM
Presentations session
Breakout groups (Part 1)
Offsite dinner at the Queensland Museum

DAY THREE PROGRAM
Breakout groups (Part 2)
Rapporteurs’ presentations


The 2014 Think Tank is supported by the Royal Society — the national academy of science of the UK and the Commonwealth — through the Theo Murphy (Australia) Fund.

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6:00 PM July 23 - 5:00 PM July 25, 2014

Climate change challenges to health

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Foreword

Each year the Academy hosts a High Flyers Think Tank on a nationally important topic. Sixty outstanding early- and mid-career researchers with expertise in a broad range of disciplines get together to analyse specific issues and propose solutions based on novel applications of science, including social science, and technology.

The impact of climate change on health and wellbeing is likely to be profound. This year, the Academy is inviting 60 leading young researchers from around Australia and New Zealand to explore how science-based knowledge can better inform decision-making in this area, to help reduce the burden that climate change will have on health.

The recommendations from the Think Tank will be formally launched in late 2014. They will be distributed to nationally important players in the field and made publicly available through the Academy’s website. As has been the case for previous Think Tanks, we expect that this report will inform strategic research thinking and policy development.

The 2014 Think Tank, Climate change challenges to health: risks and opportunities, is generously supported by the Theo Murphy (Australia) Fund, which is administered by the UK Royal Society. The Academy is pleased to be able to offer this unique opportunity for early- and mid-career researchers to bridge research disciplines and institutes and develop networks that will enrich their careers.

Professor Andrew Holmes AM FAA FRS FTE
President, Australian Academy of Science

Climate change challenges to health: risks and opportunities

The annual Academy’s High Flyers Think Tanks bring together sixty early- and mid-career researchers (EMCRs) from a broad range of relevant disciplines to:

  • Engage in thinking about novel applications of existing science (including social science) and technology to issues of national significance
  • Identify issues and gaps in current knowledge, and
  • Propose solutions.

Enabling participants to experience the challenges and benefits of working in diverse cross-disciplinary teams is another primary aim of the events. The Think Tanks are unique opportunities for career development and network creation among the nation’s next generation of research leaders and their institutions.

The main output of the event is a report summarising issues the group discussed and offering recommendations for action. The report is written by the participants in the months following the Think Tank, with guidance from the steering committee. As has been the case for previous Think Tanks, it is expected that this report will inform research thinking and policy development.

2014 Think Tank

This year’s topic addresses an issue of national significance. The consequences for health of climate change due to increasing atmospheric CO2 are likely to have profound social impacts. EMCRs will explore how increase in and application of science-based knowledge can better inform decision making in this area, to help reduce the burden that climate change will have on health.

The Academy believes that this topic represents a perfect opportunity for EMCRs to develop a strategic document on a subject of national relevance. The recommendations resulting from the 2014 Think Tank will not be a statement of policy, but will identify how existing and new science can inform policy responses.

The Think Tank participants will focus on health and interrelated social impacts consequent on climate change in five key areas:

Group 1.Temperature and extreme weather events

Group 2.Infectious disease ecology and epidemiology

Group 3.Food and water supplies

Group 4.Livelihood and disadvantage

Group 5.Security, social instability and conflict

Event Program (see 'Program' tab for details)

DAY ONE PROGRAM
Opening session

DAY TWO PROGRAM
Presentations session
Breakout groups (Part 1)
Offsite dinner at the Queensland Museum

DAY THREE PROGRAM
Breakout groups (Part 2)
Rapporteurs’ presentations


The 2014 Think Tank is supported by the Royal Society — the national academy of science of the UK and the Commonwealth — through the Theo Murphy (Australia) Fund.

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