Climate and Energy College, University of Melbourne
Peter Rayner studied physics and paleoclimate at the University of Melbourne. His main research interests have been in the drivers of climate change, especially emissions and removal of greenhouse gases. He was one of the team who set up the Copernicus Atmospheric Service in Europe to monitor greenhouse gases and other pollutants globally. He became increasingly interested in the links between climate and other aspects of health and well-being such as air quality and green space. In 2014 he became the founding director of the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub (CAUL) of the National Environmental Science Program of the Australian Government. CAUL federated applied research on liveability, urban greening, biodiversity and air quality in Australian cities. He is now the acting director of the Australian-German Climate and Energy College, an interdisciplinary research and graduate training programme between the University of Melbourne and several European universities.
Keynote release date
Keynote presentations will be released prior to the Symposium date so that delegates can have maximum opportunity to view these presentations before the live panel discussions at the live online event.
Monday 21 September
Peter Rayner, Acting Director - Climate and Energy College, University of Melbourne
Topic: SDGs, Building Cities for Health and Wellbeing of People and Nature
Friday 2 October
Responding panel to Keynote
SDGs, Building Cities for Health and Wellbeing of People and Nature - Peter Rayner, Acting Director – Climate and Energy College, University of Melbourne.
Crystal Legacy, Senior Lecturer - Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne
Anne-Marie Pisani, Senior Associate - Aspect Studios
Karibaiti Taoaba, Regional Director - Commonwealth Local Government Form Pacific
Peter Rayner, Acting Director – Climate and Energy College, University of Melbourne, Melbourne Australia