7 Sep 2015

Atmosphere of change? Climate Scientist Professor Tim Flannery

From Nine To Noon, 9:30 am on 7 September 2015
Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery Photo: Damien Pleming.

As a crucial United Nations summit on climate change draws nearer, renowned Australian scientist Tim Flannery says he's optimistic that new technologies can play a crucial role in reducing CO2 emissions.

Ninety-six countries will come together in Paris in November to nut out a new climate change agreement to set the world on a path to taming global greenhouse gas emissions. In a report out today, Oxfam says New Zealand and Australia's "woefully inadequate" emissions targets are "threatening the very survival of some Pacific Island nations.

Tim Flannery talks to Kathryn Ryan.