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The release of the UN’s latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has confirmed everyone’s worst fears. Not only is climate change real, but it is also the direct result of human activity. It is predicting the earth will have warmed by 1.5 degrees since 1910 in the next decade, and looking ahead, Australia, which is already bearing the brunt of extreme weather events, will be amongst the hardest-hit nations in the world.
The world is rapidly changing, and the Australian Academy of the Humanities is meeting the new challenges we face, in new ways. The Academy’s original visual identity served us well for more than five decades, but as the world has changed, so must we.
The Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH) is proud to be a co-signatory of a first-ever global Joint Statement by G20 Humanities and Social Science Academies addressing present and potential crises facing the world.
There was rare cause for the humanities to celebrate this week when the National Archives of Australia – mandated to record, preserve and make public Australian Government records and history – finally received the emergency funding to preserve and digitise its collections, as recommended by the Tune Review.
The Australian Academy of the Humanities exists for the benefit of all Australians, as a leader, facilitator and champion of the histories, ideas, and cultures of our peoples, and of peoples around the world.
International collaboration is fundamental to humanities research. It provides the foundation for informed engagement in areas such as policy, trade, and diplomacy, and ensures that we can address challenges that cross national borders, such as climate change, ageing populations, cybersecurity, and systemic inequality.
This Saturday, 5 June, is World Environment Day 2021. Reimagine. Recreate. Restore. Together, these three terms form the theme of this year’s World Environment Day, a day when the United Nations seeks to focus the attention of governments, investors, businesses and communities all over the world on the increasingly urgent need to restore the earth’s ecosystems.
The Australian Academy of Humanities views the latest Federal Budget as strong in a wide range of important areas, but also a moment of missed opportunity for a nation built on ingenuity and education.
Five of the world’s leading Learned Academies, including the Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH), have joined forces in calling for urgent action to protect and promote language study globally.
The Australian Academy of the Humanities believes the current inquiry into Australia’s Cultural and Creative Industries and Institutions comes at a pivotal moment and has the potential to be transformative for one of the nation’s most vital sectors.