Forum 27: Climate Change


July 5, 2014

Forum Speakers: Assoc.Professor Ben Newell, John Connor & Peter Hannam

Forum Speakers: Assoc. Professor Ben Newell, John Connor & Peter Hannam


John Connor

  • CEO of the Climate Institute since 2007  |  Leading analyst & commentator on carbon policy.
  • Worked on numerous government & advisory panels including the NSW Climate Change Council.
  • Over 20 years experience as a qualified Lawyer working in policy & advocacy roles for
    organisations such as the Australian Conservation Foundation & the NSW Conservation Council.

Peter Hannam (View Slide Presentation)

  • Environment Editor for the Sydney Morning Herald  | Writing across other Fairfax publications.
  • Former Co-managing Editor, Asia, for Bloomberg News, with postings to China, Singapore & Tokyo.
  • Other media experience includes ABC Radio & freelance correspondent in Mongolia.

Associate Professor Ben Newell (View Slide Presentation)

  • Assoc. Professor & Australian Research Council Future Fellow, School of Psychology, UNSW.
  • Co-author of ‘Straight Choices: The Psychology of Decision Making’ plus numerous journal articles.
  • Research interest in cognitive psychology (judgement, decision making & memory) with recent projects applying principles of cognition to understand behaviour in relation to the issue of climate change.


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