Australia’s post-2020 emissions target

Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Climate Economics and Policy
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Event details


Date & time

Friday 20 March 2015


Molonglo Theatre, Level 2, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU


Peter Woolcott, Australia’s Ambassador for the Environment; plus many other prominent speakers from universities, research organisations, business associations and think tanks.


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All countries have been called on to submit a pledge for their ‘intended nationally determined contributions’ to future global climate action, ahead of the Paris UN climate conference. The government process for deciding Australia’s post-2020 greenhouse gas emissions target is underway. There is a substantial amount of research and analysis relevant to this decision.

In this public forum, leading researchers and commentators will present their analysis and perspectives on options for Australia’s post-2020 emissions target and issues affecting it. Presentations will touch on: options for framing a national pledge and methods to assess an appropriate contribution by Australia; international perceptions and comparisons with other countries; long-term options for Australia to get on a low-emissions pathway including energy decarbonisation and land-based carbon sequestration; and suitable policies and institutions.

The forum will be opened with a keynote address by Peter Woolcott, Australia’s Ambassador for the Environment, followed by David Gruen, Deputy Secretary at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Speakers include:

  • Howard Bamsey, ANU
  • Peter Castellas, Carbon Market Institute
  • Alex Gosman, Australian Industry Greenhouse Network
  • Anthea Harris, Climate Change Authority
  • Steve Hatfield-Dodds, CSIRO
  • John Hewson, Crawford School, ANU
  • Erwin Jackson, The Climate Institute
  • Frank Jotzo, Crawford School, ANU
  • Andrew Macintosh, ANU
  • Malte Meinshausen, University of Melbourne
  • Anna Skarbek, ClimateWorks Australia

This forum is presented by the Centre for Climate and Economics Policy at Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.

Forum program is available at here.

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