Climate change is at the forefront of national discussion, primarily for the wrong reasons. The USA has become the last country to join the Paris agreement amidst a resurgence of climate change denial, CO2 levels have disappointingly gone up for the first time after 3 years of plateauing and we have just experienced a historic Atlantic storm season. Monitoring the effects of climate change on rising sea levels and what this means for global populations and ecosystems has become more important than ever. Scientists, government and businesses face new challenges in the crucial coming years. It's not all bad new though, huge leaps forward have been made in fossil fuel disinvestment and green tech innovation, coupled with a radical change in Chinese energy policy. Our exceptional speakers cover a range of opinions, experiences and insights on the changing face of climate change.