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ANU/CANBERRA TIMES MEET THE AUTHOR
IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ANU ZERO-CARBON ENERGY FOR THE ASIA-PACIFIC GRAND CHALLENGE AND THE ENERGY TRANSITION HUB
Ross Garnaut will be in conversation with Frank Jotzo on Ross’s new book, Superpower: Australia’s Low-Carbon Opportunity, which offers a road map for harnessing Australia’s renewable energy potential to become a global economic leader. Ross Garnaut notes, “The fog of Australian politics on climate change has obscured a fateful reality: Australia has the potential to be an economic superpower of the future post-carbon world”.
Australia has unparalleled renewable energy resources. We also have the necessary scientific skills. Australia could be the natural home for an increasing proportion of global industry. But how do we make this happen? In this crisp, compelling book, Ross offers a road map for progress, covering energy, transport, agriculture, the international scene and more. Rich in ideas and practical optimism, Superpower is a crucial, timely contribution to this country’s future.
ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt will introduce Professor Garnaut and will moderate the discussion.
Ross Garnaut AC is Professorial Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Melbourne. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Sciences and a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Society of Australia. He was principal economic adviser to Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke and Australian Ambassador to China (1985-88). In 2008, he produced the Garnaut Climate Change Review for the Australian government, and a follow-up review in 2011. He is the author of many books, including the bestselling Dog Days (2013).
Frank Jotzo is Professor at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy, where he directs the Centre for Climate and Energy Policy. He worked on the Garnaut Reviews and is involved with the new ANU ‘Grand Challenge’ program on zero-carbon energy for the Asia-Pacific.
Pre-event book signings will be available from 5:30pm and again after the event. This event is in association with Harry Hartog Bookshop and books will be available to purchase.