Ian Walker ‘Climate Resilient Environments and Communities’

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Thursday, 9 June 2022 - 12:30pm

Ian, from ACT Government, will talk about looking after our natural environment as we face climate change with increased fire risk and different patterns of rain, and how communities will cope with the impact of climate change.


Ian Walker is ACT Conservator for Flora and Fauna, and Executive Group Manager, Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate, ACT Government. His has more than 20 years’ experience in leading conservation and park management initiatives in the ACT, Western Australia, Victoria, nationally and internationally This involves establishing strategic alliances and delivering real outcomes in complex social, environmental and political environments.

Lunchtime talks are held at 12.30 pm every Thursday from February to November in the Gardens’ Theatrette. Talks last for 1 hour. Admission is by gold coins donation. The Friends use the ‘gold’ coins donations received at each activity to support Gardens’ programs and development and thank all those who have donated. Please note: unless otherwise indicated, talks are in the ANBG Theatrette.

The talks are in line with COVID-19 guidelines which can change rapidly.

Bookings are essential.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BYPPR. Bookings can be made from the Friday before the talk until Wednesday night before the talk.

The Friends of the ANBG thank the speakers who volunteer their time and talents to further the knowledge of all attending events in the Gardens. Some summaries or PowerPoint presentations of Thursday talks are available to Friends at the ANBG library. A donation to the Friends for the use of this material will be gratefully accepted. Please direct queries about the talks to the Thursday Talks Team: email talks@friendsanbg.org.au