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Under the Paris Agreement on climate change, national governments are invited by the 2020 COP climate conference to submit a long-term strategy for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. Many major economies have already submitted 2050 emissions strategies, some in conjunction with net-zero emissions goals. At this event, several speakers will discuss the need for a national 2050 emissions strategy, and benefits it could bring for investment decisions, innovation, and realising economic and local environmental benefits from decarbonisation.
The discussion will cover the question of whether a national strategy could provide a framework for coordinating the net-zero 2050 emissions targets that have been set by Australian states and territories, and what role industry-driven action might play in getting on track to deep emissions cuts.
Erwin Jackson, Policy Director, Investor Group on Climate Change
Tennant Reed, Head of Climate, Energy and Environment Policy, Australian Industry Group
Anna Skarbek, Chief Executive Officer, ClimateWorks Australia
And ANU academics.