What next in climate change policy?

What next in climate change policy?

Mar 23
As the US returns to the climate conversation, how do we ensure that policy keeps pace with the ongoing impacts of climate change?
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Professor Mark Howden, Director, Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions, Australian National University
Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA

Event Overview

The science is clear – the greenhouse (GHG) gas emissions budget which is consistent with keeping global temperatures to within 1.5 degrees celsius of pre-industrial levels is disappearing frighteningly quickly.

At the same time, climate change impacts are ramping up quickly, but our adaptation responses are not keeping pace. Both the pervasive nature of climate impacts on Australia and the close linkage of economic and other activity with GHG emissions means that siloed policy approaches will provide sub-optimal and maybe even unacceptable results.

Join Mark Howden for a discussion on the integrated approach to policy that is needed to tackle the impacts of climate change, and what has to change to allow that to happen?

Roundtable start times:
SA: 2.15pm
NT: 1.15pm
QLD: 1.45pm
WA: 11.45am

This virtual roundtable is by invitation only. The roundtable will be conducted on a virtual platform and numbers are limited to maximise participation. Invitations to virtual roundtables are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies. Roundtable discussions will be targeted to varied groups, including state-based Trustees discussions, national or industry sector Trustee roundtables, and c-suite conversations.


Meet the speaker

Professor Mark Howden
Director, Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions, Australian National University

Mark has worked on climate variability, climate change, innovation and adoption issues for over 30 years in partnership with many industry, community and policy groups via both research and science-policy roles. In addition to his current role, Mark is also an Honorary Professor at Melbourne University, a Vice Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and a member of the Australian National Climate Science Advisory Committee. He was on the US Federal Advisory Committee for the 3rd National Climate Assessment and contributes to several major national and international science and policy advisory bodies.

Meet the moderator

Melinda Cilento
Chief Executive, CEDA

Melinda is a company director, economist and experienced senior executive. She is a Non-Executive Director of Australian Unity and Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia. Melinda is also a member of the Parliamentary Budget Office panel of expert advisors. Melinda was previously a Non-Executive Director with Woodside Petroleum, Commissioner with the Productivity Commission and Deputy CEO and Chief Economist with the Business Council of Australia. Melinda has also previously held senior roles with the Federal Department of Treasury, Invesco and the International Monetary Fund.
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