Speakers Forum Secretariat Conferences & Events Ltd PO Box 24 078 Manners Street Wellington 6011 Ph: +64 4 384 1511 email: CFF@confer.co.nz Click here to download the Forum flyer. Professor David Karoly Professor David Karoly is an ARC Federation Fellow in the School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne and Leader of the Climate Change theme in the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute. He is an internationally recognised expert in climate change and climate variability, including greenhouse climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion and interannual climate variations due to El Niño-Southern Oscillation. He was heavily involved in preparation of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released in 2007, in several different roles. Professor Karoly was Chair of the Premier of Victoria's Climate Change Reference Group during 2008-09. He is a member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists and of the Australian government's High Level Coordination Group on Climate Change Science. Professor Karoly joined the School of Earth Sciences in May 2007 as a Federation Fellow funded by the Australian government. From 2003, he held the Williams Chair in the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. During 2001-2002, he was Professor of Meteorology and Head of the School of Mathematical Sciences at Monash University. From August 1995, he was Director of the Cooperative Research Centre for Southern Hemisphere Meteorology at Monash University until it closed in June 2000. Erik Conway Erik Conway is a historian of science and technology residing in Pasadena, CA. He is currently employed by the California Institute of Technology. He studies and documents the history of space exploration, and examines the intersections of space science, Earth science, and technological change.  He most recently received the 2009 NASA History award for "pathbreaking contributions to space history ranging from aeronautics to Earth and space sciences," and the 2009 AIAA History Manuscript Award for his fourth book, "Atmospheric Science at NASA: A History." Conway began studying the history of climate science in 2002, after receiving a NASA history contract to write "Atmospheric Science at NASA: A History." Two years later, at an International Commission for the History of Meteorology meeting in Polling, Germany, he met Oreskes and began a long conversation about the denial machine.  This book is one product of that dialog. John Thwaites John Thwaites is a Professorial Fellow, Monash University, and Chair of ClimateWorks Australia and the Monash Sustainability Institute where he is involved in the Institute's Behaviour Change Initiative and the Centre for Water Sensitive Cities. He is a consultant at Maddocks Solicitors providing advice to the firm and its clients on climate change, water, and sustainability. He also chairs the Climate Group Ltd in Australia, the Peter Cullen Water and Environment Trust, and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. He is also a director of the Australian Green Building Council. John chairs a project with the Brotherhood of St Laurence to develop policies to assist low-income Australians cope with the impact of climate change. He is on the Australian Government's NGO Roundtable on climate change. In 2008 -2009, John was a special adviser to the Timor-Leste Minister for Infrastructure and helped develop an Infrastructure plan for Timor-Leste. John Thwaites was Deputy Premier of Victoria from 1999 until his retirement in 2007. During this period he was Minister for Health, Minister for Planning, Minister for Environment, Minister for Water, Minister for Victorian Communities and Victoria's first Minister for Climate Change. In these portfolios he was responsible for major reforms in social policy, health, environment and water. John Thwaites was a Member of the Victorian Parliament from 1992 to 2007, and was a barrister prior to entering Parliament. He was a Councillor City of South Melbourne (1985-1993) and Mayor in 1991-1992. He has degrees in Law (Honours) and Science from Monash University. Jonathan Boston Jonathan Boston is Professor of Public Policy in the School of Government at Victoria University of Wellington. He served as Director of the Institute of Policy Studies during 2008-11. During the course of his academic career he has undertaken research on a wide range of policy issues, including incomes policy, public management, tertiary education, social policy and climate change. He is the author or editor of 26 books, and more than 200 articles and book chapters. Sir Paul Reeves I have been the chancellor of the Auckland University of Technology for the past five years helping to steer the course of a university that is just ten years old. The affairs of my tribe, Te Atiawa, take up a lot of my time and I am the deputy chair of a post-settlement entity, the Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust.  I am a priest and a bishop  and have concerned myself with issues of injustice and inequity both in this country and elsewhere.  I have an abiding interest in why people say they are going to do certain things and why, so often, they don't do them. Gareth Renowden Gareth Renowden runs the influential Hot Topic blog, covering climate change science, policy and politics from a New Zealand perspective. He's a writer, photographer and truffle grower based in the Waipara Valley. During a 30 year career in journalism and magazine publishing in the UK and NZ he has worked as a journalist, editor, photographer, publisher and consultant, and written for or worked on magazines and newspapers in Britain, Ireland, the USA and NZ.  His most recent book, Hot Topic - Global Warming & The Future of New Zealand, was published by AUT Media in 2007, and was short listed for the Royal Society of NZ's first science book prize. He needs to knuckle down and finish his next book -- a satire set in a world where the climate has changed. Dr Bronwyn Hayward Dr Bronwyn Hayward is a senior lecturer in political science at the University of Canterbury specializing in children's issues, democracy and citizenship in environmental change. She is also a Researcher with the Sustainable Lifestyles Research Group, a UK research consortium funded by the UK Government (ESRC), Scottish Government and UK Department of Food and Environment. Between 2008 and February 2011 Bronwyn was a Visiting Fellow with RESOLVE: centre for Research on values, lifestyles and environmental change, University of Surrey, UK and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Research (University of East Anglia). Bronwyn is an advisor to the Children and Climate Change project (University of Oslo) and lead author for two country reports for the United Nations Environment Programme's Global Survey of Youth Attitudes to Sustainability (2011). Outside academia Bronwyn works in television and radio production for children and has been a NZ Broadcasting Standards Commissioner. Her forthcoming book with Earthscan publishers (2012) examines children's experiences of democracy and citizenship in a changing environment. Martin Manning Professor Martin Manning was the initial Director of the New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute at Victoria University of Wellington, established to build better interactions between science, policy and society on climate change issues. From 2002 to 2007, Martin was Director of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group I Technical Support Unit that produced the Fourth Assessment Report on climate change for governments. He has produced over 50 papers in peer reviewed science literature and been an author and review editor for several of the major IPCC reports. Martin has worked in several countries but spent most of his life in New Zealand where he led research on greenhouse gases, atmospheric chemistry and other aspects of climate change science over the last thirty years. In 2008, Martin became an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to climate change science. Robert Gifford Robert Gifford is an environmental and social psychologist who is Professor of Psychology and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Canadian Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science, and was given a Career Award from the Environmental Design Research Association. Dr. Gifford is the author of about 100 refereed publications and book chapters, and four editions of the textbook Environmental Psychology: Principles and Practice. He is the editor of the Journal of Environmental Psychology, has served as coordinator of CPA's environmental section, president of APA's Population and Environment Division, and is the immediate past President of the Environmental Psychology division of the International Association of Applied Psychology. He was a co-author of the American Psychological Association's task force report on climate change, and the article "Psychology's essential role in climate change." Ian Wedde Ian Wedde is a writer and curator with a commitment to ecological issues and their intersections with culture, for example through tourism, and the ways the natural environment is represented in art, literature, and public media. His novel The Viewing Platform (Penguin, 2006) was a satire of the official culture of tourism in New Zealand; in 2008 he curated He Korowai o te Wai/ The Mantle of Water, the Rotorua Museum's centennial exhibition. From 1994 to 2004 he was head of art and humanities at Te Papa; he is currently an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the departments of art history and English at Auckland University. He was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2010 for services to art and literature. A new novel, The Catastrophe, will be published by Victoria University Press in 2011. Sacha McMeeking Sacha McMeeking is the General Manager of Strategy and Influence, at Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu.  She holds key responsibilities for external relations, brand and reputation management, and engagement with central government.  Recently, she has contributed to iwi capability development in infrastructure investment, inter-iwi collaboration in commercial and broader respects, iwi engagement with the ETS and a range tribally focused projects.  Prior to this role, Sacha focused on academic pursuits. She graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Master of Laws (First Class Honours) and then went on to lecture in the faculty in various fields (constitutional law, Maori legal issues, comparative indigenous rights and international law).  During this period, she co-ordinated Iwi advocacy with the United Nations concerning the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004. Recently, Sacha was the recipient of the Fullbright-Harkness New Zealand Fellowship, which saw her travel to the United States to research corporate social responsibility, with a particular focus on articulating an Indigenous paradigm for traditional values based commercial decision making and exploring the evolving relationship between business, society and state. Additionally, Sacha has held numerous external board positions and has assisted government as a technical expert on topic specific advisory groups.  Fred Pearce Fred Pearce is a freelance author and journalist based in London, England.  He has reported on environment, science and development issues from 65 countries over the past 20 years.  Trained as a geographer, he has been environment consultant of New Scientist magazine since 1992.  He writes regularly for the Guardian newspaper, and recently publish a 12-part investigation of the “climategate” emails affair at the University if East Anglia.  He is a frequent lecturer, having spoken on all six continents in the past four years, and is a regular contributor to US newspapers and magazines.  Fred’s books have been translated into at least 16 languages. When the Rivers Run Dry was listed among the all-time Top 50 Sustainability Books by the University of Cambridge’s Programme for Sustainable Leadership.  Other books include Confessions of an Eco Sinner; Earth: Then and Now; With Speed and Violence (on climate change); Deep Jungle and Peoplequake.    Lloyd Geering Lloyd Geering was born in 1918, educated chiefly in Otago, and holds Honours degrees in Mathematics and Old Testament Studies.  Ordained as a Presbyterian minister, he served in Kurow, Dunedin and Wellington.  He held Chairs of Old Testament Studies at theological colleges in Brisbane and Dunedin before being appointed as the foundation Professor of Religious Studies at Victoria University of Wellington.   He was married to Nancy McKenzie (deceased 1949), to Elaine Parker (deceased 2001), and to Shirley White, and has three children, nine grandchildren (one deceased) and six great-grandchildren.  Since his retirement in 1984 he has continued to lecture widely throughout New Zealand and overseas.  He was a regular columnist on religious topics: Auckland Star (16 years), New Zealand Listener (4 years).  He was awarded an Honorary DD by the University of Otago in 1976, a CBE in the New Year Honours in 1988, and made PCNZM in 2001 (changed to GNZM in 2009).  His chief publications have been God in the New World, Resurrection: A Symbol of Hope, Faith's New Age, Tomorrow's God, The World to Come, Christianity Without God, Wrestling with God - The Story of my Life, Coming back to Earth - From gods to God to Gaia, Such is Life! - A Close Encounter with Ecclesiastes. He was admitted to the Order of New Zealand in the 2006 New Year Honours List.     Chris Laidlaw Chris Laidlaw divides his time between hosting National Radio's high rating Sunday Morning programme, serving as a Wellington Regional Councillor, and writing columns and books. Dunedin-born, he is a graduate of Otago (MA Hons.) and Oxford (M.Litt.) Universities, and the University of Lyon in France.  He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1972, serving in Suva and Paris before joining the International Energy Agency at the OECD in 1977.  He became Commonwealth Secretary-General Shridath Ramphal's special assistant in London before returning to NZ to work as a Foreign Policy Advisor to PM David Lange.  He became NZ's first Ambassador on the African continent in 1986, and returned in 1989 to become Race Relations Conciliator. After a year as MP for Wellington Central he became CEO of WWF- NZ. He was elected to the Wellington Regional Council in 1998 and his radio career began in 2001.  He has no retirement plans.      Jinty MacTavish Jinty is a 25 year old, newly elected Dunedin City councillor.  She is a founding member of Sustainable Dunedin City, an organisation that works to facilitate a positive, secure future for Dunedin City in the face of the challenges posed by climate change and peak oil.  She coordinated the first Dunedin Secondary Students' Climate Forum, a youth event that culminated in a vision for the city's future, signed by 3500 students, being presented to elected members. Her recently completed Masters in Science Communication from the University of Otago focused on climate change education in our secondary schools. Lessons from a Melting Icecap, a film she made to help young people engage with the issue, is being used in over 500 schools nationwide.  She played a key role in taking the 350.org movement national in 2009, coordinating the 350 Schools campaign.  Having experienced one COP, her hopes for humanity now lie with local government!      Dr David Frame David Frame is an interdisciplinary scientist with abackground in physics, philosophy, economics, and policy. He has substantial research experience in climate modelling and has published in the world's leading scientific journals as well as the specialist climate literature. Dave also has real world policy experience in a core government policy agency, having worked in the New Zealand Treasury's Policy Coordination and Development group prior to moving to Britain. He holds a visiting lectureship in the Department of Physics at Oxford and is College Lecturer in Geography at Jesus College. Dave looks at new ways in which advances in climate change research can improve the physical science inputs into climate change policy. His current research has two main strands: Bridging the divide between climate science and policy; and Methodological and philosophical issues in environmental modelling. Dave holds a PhD in Physics and a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Physics from the University of Canterbury, in New Zealand. Prior to joining the Smith School, Dave was James Martin Fellow in the Environmental Change Institute, having previously worked in the Climate Dynamics Group in the Department of Physics as coordinator of the highly successful climateprediction.net project.      Martin Kreft Following graduation from Auckland University, School of Engineering, Martin worked in the design and construction industries for 10 years in NZ and Canada.  In 1987 he joined Munich Reinsurance as Engineering Underwriter and progressed through to Property Manager and ultimately Regional Manager for New Zealand in 2003.  Martin is a member of the Institution of Professional Engineering New Zealand, the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance and a Board Member of the Insurance Council of New Zealand. Simon Tegg Simon is a researcher at the New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute.  A pending Masters of Environmental Studies graduate, he is currently engaged in research on the assessment and communication of flood risk under climate change uncertainty. Originally trained in linguistics, he finds himself drawn to multidisciplinary societal problems. These have included the science/policy interface, decision-making under complexity, and energy- economic feedback loops.  Outside the office, Simon cooks a mean steak. Colin James Colin James is a political journalist of more than 35 years experience who writes weekly columns in the Dominion Post, Press and Otago Daily Times and a monthly column in Management magazine. He is managing director of the Hugo Group (www.TheHugoGroup.com), which has more than 100 medium and large corporate members at CEO level. He makes presentations on the strategic environment to companies, industry associations, government departments and other groups. He is a senior associate of the Institute of Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, where he runs roundtables, most recently over the past four years on climate change. He is a fellow of the Institute of Public Administration. He has given many papers at conferences, seminars and symposiums in New Zealand and internationally. He has an honorary doctorate from Victoria University of Wellington. He has held several university fellowships. He chairs the board of Motu Economic and Public Policy Research (www.Motu.org.nz). He has written six books. Most of his recent writing and speeches can be found on www.ColinJames.co.nz. Ralph Chapman Ralph directs the Graduate Programme in Environmental Studies at Victoria University. An environmental economist, he's worked on energy, transport, urban design and climate change. He's also worked with the New Zealand Ministry for the Environment, the NZ Treasury; the British Treasury in Whitehall; the OECD, in the Beehive, and as a negotiator for New Zealand of the Kyoto Protocol. Ralph has a first in engineering, a Masters in public policy, and a PhD in economics. Judy Lawrence Senior Research Associate NZ Climate Change Research Institute, Victoria University. Current research interests include decision-making under uncertainty, dynamic change and long timeframes associated with climate change induced sea level rise and increased flood frequency. Director of PS Consulting a strategy and policy consultancy in science, climate change, energy and sustainable development. Former Chief Executive, Ministry of Women's Affairs; Director NZ Climate Change Office, Ministry for the Environment; OECD consultant; Environmental Strategy Manager, Dairy Research Institute. Morgan Williams Dr Williams completed 10 years as NZ's Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) in March 2007 leading a talented team of 19 staff.  The PCE is an environmental guardian/watchdog that is independent of Government reporting directly to Parliament through the Speaker of the House of Representatives. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Universities of Canterbury and Queensland, positions he has held for eight years. In April 2004, Lincoln University awarded Morgan an honorary doctorate in Natural Resources. In May 2007 the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International named Morgan a Paul Harris Fellow. John McClure Dr John McClure is Professor in Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington. He completed his PhD at The University of Oxford, and his book on Explanations Accounts and Illusions was published by Cambridge University Press. He has published over 50 peer reviewed research papers, many of which focus on psychological factors that affect preparation for hazards, especially earthquakes, but also climate change. He has lead two EQC-funded projects on factors affecting different types of preparedness in businesses and households, and is researching judgments about low frequency hazards with a FRST contract with GNS Science. Bob Frame Bob helps people imagine what kinds of futures might lie ahead and then to find ways to translate this foresight into good decision-making processes.  He has worked closely with government agencies.  After training in Scotland as an engineer & research physicist, he had diplomatic postings in China and India and was then Director (Asia and Americas) for DATS, British Council in the UK, and now, once again, does research, which he calls transdisciplinary. Bob is Principal Scientist (Sustainability and Society) at Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, based in Lincoln. Amanda Wolf Dr. Amanda Wolf is Director, Graduate Research Programmes in the School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington. She holds degrees in philosophy and policy (global environmental negotiations). She currently researches on experimentation and learning from practice in complex policy contexts, subjectivity and 'common sense' in research and policy analysis, and persuasion in policy. Amanda's longstanding interest in the interfaces between public perceptions, attitudes, values and experiences on the one hand and policy and regulation on the other has stoked her fascination with innovative uses of social science-process and product-with applications to environmental, social and food policy topics. Peter Barrett Peter Barrett is Professor of Geology and was until 2007 Director of the Antarctic Research Centre at Victoria University of Wellington. After gaining his PhD in 1968 from Ohio State University for geological exploration in the Transantarctic Mountains he returned to NZ to teach geology and run Victoria University's Antarctic programme. In 1972 he joined the Deep Sea Drilling Project's 28th drilling leg, the first to core the Antarctic continental shelf for its geological history. Since then Peter has led several further projects to drill the Antarctic margin for understanding of ice sheet behaviour since its inception around 34 million years ago. The results are providing a useful guide to its likely behaviour in the face of projected future global warming. He has also represented NZ on the international Antarctic Committee on Environmental Protection (1998-2003), and in 2006 was awarded the President's Medal for Outstanding Scientific Achievement in Antarctic Science by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research. In the last year he has contributed to the Past Climate section of the 2013-23 Science Plan for the International Ocean Drilling Program. Karen Cronin Dr Karen Cronin has a background in social research, environmental management, and communication. Over the last twenty years she has held management positions in local and central government, and an international NGO. Karen has worked as a consultant in the New Zealand science sector and has lectured on 'science, technology and society' (STS) and environmental management for several years. Her research interests include: risk management, science policy and governance, deliberative dialogue, sustainability science and trans-disciplinary research. Karen leads the STS programme at the government research institute ESR and is currently managing a FRST project using upstream engagement methods around future food technologies; and an ESR project on innovative models for risk decision-making. She was the co founder and inaugural convenor of the Asia Pacific STS Network in 2008-09. She co organised a NZ conference on "Sustainability Science and Climate Change" in March 2010; and the "Degrees of Possiblity" workshop in December 2010, on establishing a NZ social science research agenda for climate change. Nancy Bertler Nancy is the leader of the New Zealand Ice Core Research Programme and manages the National Ice Core Research Facility. Her scientific interests lie in understanding current and future climate change from high resolution paleoclimate reconstructions from Antarctic ice cores and their application to future climate scenarios. Nancy has led over 11 field operations in Antarctica and worked also in Greenland and Iceland. Since 2009, Nancy has led the 7-Nation “Roosevelt Island Climate Evolution” (RICE) Programme, which studies the stability of West Antarctica in a warming world. She also serves as steering committee member on three active and stimulating programmes on Antarctic Climate. Brian Fallow Brian Fallow has been a journalist for 30 years and The New Zealand Herald’s economics editor since 2000. In that capacity he writes about climate change - what is to be done about it rather than the thing itself. Sponsored by: We are grateful for the extremely generous support of Dr Lee Seng Tee, Singapore Also supported by Wellington City Council.