Paris and Beyond: Climate and Energy Pathways for Australia and the European Union
The Paris and Beyond: Climate and Energy Pathways for Australia and the European Union symposium is a 1.5 day event exploring the opportunities, challenges and dynamics to political, social and economic action required to address climate change and energy transitions.
Climate and energy experts expect an agreement from the Paris COP21 in December to establish carbon targets to limit rises in global surface temperatures. The carbon intensive energy sector in the Australian and global economy must have a well-developed and co-ordinated plan to prepare for this transformational change in energy production and use, and the anticipated social impacts and investment risks.
Bringing together Australian and European leaders from critical sectors of climate and energy transitions in business, academia, civil society and government, Paris and Beyond will examine the different features and perspectives of the global transformation of energy resources and transitions in energy consumption.
Hear influential thought-leaders and speakers with problem-driven research detail how governments, industries and individuals are responding in terms of economic impacts, social consequences and consumer demands.
Distinguished speakers include:
Prof. Ross Garnaut, Professor of Economics, University of Melbourne
Fergus Green, Policy Analyst and Research Advisor, Grantham Institute
Helga Birgden, Partner and Global Business Leader, Responsible Investment, Mercer
Prof. Mary Ritter, Professor Emeritus and International Ambassador, Imperial College London and Climate-KIC
Andrew Thomson, Managing Director, ACCIONA Energy
Prof. Stefan Rahmstorf, Professor of Physics of the Oceans, Potsdam Climate Institute
Prof. Kate Auty, Vice-Chancellor's Fellow, University of Melbourne
Katerina Gaita, CEO, Climate for Change
Stefano de Pieri, Mildura Restauranteur, Stefano's
Co-hosted by the European Union Centre on Shared Complex Challenges, MSSI, MEI, AGCEC, and the Grattan Institute.
The EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges is co-funded by the University of Melbourne and the European Union.