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Monash and Siena Universities address global warming

Professor Tapper speaks about the impact of climate at a conference held in Siena

One of the most prominent climate science specialists in the world, the Australian Nigel Tapper is part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which, together with former US Vice-President Al Gore, was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

On the 4th September this year, at the conference on global climate change held at the University of Siena, Professor Tapper spoke about the impact of climate on large cities and possible solutions to adapt urban architecture and landscape to limit damage from global warming.

"It is crucial that we adapt our cities to climate change and we prepare for extreme weather patterns," says Prof Tapper. "Australia is among the first regions to suffer from climate change and is at the forefront in adapting its environment because of this."

Monash University, where Professor Tapper teaches Environmental Science, and the University of Siena, are part of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (, the global network promoted by the UN on sustainability issues.