Sustainable Futures Series
TUESDAY 1 OCTOBER, 6PM - 7.15PM
ALLAN SCOTT AUDITORIUM
Stepping up our pathways to protect the invaluable contributions of environmental stewardship for people, nature and cultures is the defining challenge of our next decades. It is also is the greatest opportunity for human creativity.
In this presentation, Dr Rosemary (Ro) Hill draws on the latest assessment from the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), which showed that nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history. Around 1 million species are threatened with extinction, and 75% of terrestrial environment ‘severely altered’ to date by human actions (marine environments 66%). She also highlights how with a step-change in transformative efforts, fostering a fundamental, system-wide reorganisation across technological, economic and social factors, with contributions from many, humanity can meet this challenge.
This event is part of a series exploring sustainable futures.
ADJUNCT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR ROSEMARY (RO) HILL, JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY &
CSIRO PRINCIPAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Dr Rosemary (Ro) Hill is an internationally-recognised expert in the science of ecosystem governance and multiple knowledge systems for sustainability. She is a principal research scientist with CSIRO Land and Water and an Adjunct Associate Professor with James Cook University.
Ro applies her research to generating solutions in three main fields: biodiversity and biocultural diversity assessment and policy; governance and planning for climate and environmental change; and Indigenous environmental management. She has extensive experience in systems-thinking, transdisciplinary applied science, and in co-designed research with Indigenous peoples. She has published more than sixty peer-reviewed papers on these topics. Ro is a Member of the World Commission on Protected Areas and the Collaborative Governance Working Group of the Program on Ecosystem Change and Society.
SUSTAINABLE FUTURES SERIES
This event is part of a series exploring our sustainability, co-presented by The Wakefield Futures Group. Other events in this series include:
The Many Dimensions of Sustainability
Human Health, Wellbeing and an Ageing Population - their Place in a Sustainable Future
Sustainability and the Law
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) does not measure economic welfare. Can the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) do better?
Are Citizens' Assemblies the Political Key to a Sustainable Future?
Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Wakefield Futures Group
While the views presented by speakers within The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre public program are their own and are not necessarily those of either the University of South Australia or The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, they are presented in the interest of open debate and discussion in the community and reflect our themes of: Strengthening our Democracy - Valuing our Diversity - Building our Future.
The copying and reproduction of any transcripts within The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre public program is strictly forbidden without prior arrangements.
Areas of study and research
- UniSA Cancer Research Institute
and Social Sciences
- Art, Architecture and Design
- Communication, International Studies and Languages
- Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
- Barbara Hardy Institute
- Australian Centre for Child Protection
- Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety
- Behaviour-Brain-Body Research Centre
- Centre for Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience
- Centre for Islamic Thought and Education
- China-Australia Centre for Sustainable Development
- Creative People, Places and Products Research Concentration
- Design Research for Health & Wellbeing
- Digital Transformations Research Group
- Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
- Research Centre for Languages and Cultures
IT, Engineering and
- Future Industries Institute
- UniSA College