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Prof Kathryn Bowen

Deputy Director at Melbourne Climate Futures

Kathryn is Professor and Deputy Director at Melbourne Climate Futures, and Professor - Environment, Climate and Global Health, at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne. She is an Affiliate Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam. Kathryn works at the nexus of global environmental change, global health and governance issues primarily in the Asia and Pacific regions.

Kathryn holds a number of key international leadership roles, including as Lead Author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th Assessment Report, the World Adaptation Science Program (UNEP), and the Future Earth Health Knowledge Action Network (Health KAN). She is a Senior Research Fellow within the Earth System Governance project, and Alumni of the Centre for Sustainability Leadership.

Kathryn is regularly commissioned by international bilateral and multilateral agencies (eg. WHO, DFAT, UNEP, UNDP, ADB, GIZ, DFAT) to co-design solutions for sustainable futures. She works passionately to empower colleagues and decision-makers and collaborate with diverse stakeholders to drive positive outcomes.

See Kathryn Bowen at the Better Futures Forum:

Tuesday 17 August, 12.30pm - 1.20pm AEST
BREAKOUT SESSION: The path to a healthy and resilient Australia

Wednesday 18 August, 9.10am - 9.30am AEST
PLENARY - BREAKOUT INTRODUCTION: Collaborative opportunities for driving credible climate action

Wednesday 18 August, 9.30am - 10.20am AEST
BREAKOUT SESSION: Justice in the community on a path to zero emissions