The Royal Society of Victoria is an independent, non-political body which has been promoting science and science education since 1854. An important part of our role is to provide impartial advice on scientific matters of importance to Victoria.
In October 2012 the Society ran a symposium titled Climate Change Science: Impacts and Adaptations for Victoria. A summary of the whole symposium, session 2: Climate Change Impacts on Victoria and session 3: Climate Change Adaptation for Victoria can be found at these links.
The Society has lobbied the Minister for the Environment objecting to proposed development at Wilson’s Promontory and Beaumaris Bay, and in relation to the proposed grazing trial in the Wonnangatta valley.
In addition the Society has issued papers and press releases on the following topics: