Between Polar Bears and Bushfires: Federal Management of Resources and Climate Change in Canada and Australia The proper management of natural resources and the effects of climate change will determine how we live. But how do we manage our valuable resources in a federal system? The climate crisis has put pressure on our governments to allocate responsibility for dealing with climate change. This responsibility is an issue that Professors Barry Smit and Stephen Dovers will address in a thought-provoking dialogue that examines resource and climate management in Canada and Australia. Moderator Dr Norman Abjorensen is a prominent media commentator on Australian politics who teaches Political Science at the ANU Crawford School of Economics and Government. Speakers Professor Barry Smit leads the Global Environmental Change Program at the university of Guelph, and in 2007 he was co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for his contributions to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Professor Stephen Dovers is the Director of the Fenner School of Environment and Society at ANU. His research is in environmental policy, resource management, climate change adaptation and Australian environmental history. This lecture was presented by the ANU Climate Change Institute and the Canadian High Commission and recorded at ANU on 7 April 2010.