Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.
A special update to his powerful 2006 film An Inconvenient Truth, this presentation comes as the world considers the challenges and opportunities for climate change in the lead up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21, in Paris in December, where a new global climate change agreement will be negotiated. In addition, his talk to staff and students will provide an update on the latest climate modeling and the current state of international climate policies.
Mr Gore served as the 45th Vice President of the United States and served under President Bill Clinton. He is a global champion for climate protection and is the founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project. In 2007, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for "informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change".
Mr Gore has an ongoing relationship with the University and, in particular, the Melbourne Sustainability Society Institute. Don Henry, a Public Policy Fellow at the University, is a member of the Board of Directors of The Climate Reality Project and serves as a key climate advisor to Vice President Gore.