The event

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The 2011 Northern Territory Climate Change Symposium aims to build knowledge and understanding and identify the challenges and strategies that will help us to respond and adapt to climate change.

The Symposium intends to demonstrate that we are playing our part by showing leadership in government, with the CDU and with private sector partnerships to reduce the impact of climate change, and to improve our capacity to respond to extreme weather events.

This Charles Darwin Symposium offering is not just another chance to talk about the issues and risks but to demonstrate a clear understanding of the implications of climate change and the need for all of us to adapt to the consequences of climate change.

People from all walks of life will have the opportunity to hear from some of Australia’s leading climate change experts and to meet with local people showcasing northern Australian expertise, products and services.

The Symposium also provides the opportunity to explore the impacts of climate change – and investigate practical strategies for adaptation
at home, at work, and at play.

The Symposium will explore the potential consequences for individuals, public, private and
not-for-profit organisations, northern Australia’s relaxed lifestyle and recreational interests, and northern Australian homes and home owners.

About the Charles Darwin Symposia

Charles Darwin Symposia are an initiative of the Charles Darwin University/Northern Territory Government Partnership Agreement and are supported by the NT Government.

The symposia are designed to encourage lively and informed debate on issues of importance to all Territorians. Through the symposia the University and the Northern Territory Government seek to engage with the wider community, inviting members of the public to participate in the debates, airing diverse points of view, and seeking to reach understandings on the issues under scrutiny.

The organisers of the symposia invite community leaders, academics and other experts from across the nation and internationally, to address the topics that are the focus of each of the symposia.

Opportunities are provided for the public to comment, question and critique the experts, as well as presenting their own perspectives on the matters at hand.