Professor Ross Garnaut's Public Lecture: Does Finkel Solve the Trilemma?

Professor Ross Garnaut's Public Lecture: Does Finkel Solve the Trilemma?

Monday, 3 July 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Energy Security, Reducing Energy Costs and Mitigating Climate Change: Does Finkel Solve the Trilemma?

Professor Ross Garnaut AC Public Lecture on Monday July 3, follows the release of the Final Report of the Finkel Review. Hear from one Australia’s lead economists and energy experts on how Australia can respond to challenges that our electricity system faces.

Garnaut shines light on the areas of the review that need further exploration. This lecture discusses the trilemma of providing energy security at low cost while Australia contributes its fair share in the global climate change mitigation effort.

Getting policy right can make Australia, with its rich renewable energy resources the energy super power of the emerging low carbon world economy.


Hosted by Faculty of Business and Economics

Co-Hosts: Melbourne Energy Institute, Australian German Climate and Energy College, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute

Event Location: 
Carrillo Gantner Theatre
Sidney Myer Asia Centre
3010 Parkville , VIC

Professor Garnaut is a Professorial Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Melbourne (since 2008). He was the senior economic policy official in Papua New Guinea’s Department of Finance in the years straddling Independence in 1975, principal economic adviser to Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke 1983-1985, and Australian Ambassador to China 1985-1988.

He is the author of a number of influential reports to Government, including The Garnaut Climate Change Review (Cambridge University Press 2008) and The Garnaut Review 2011: Australia and the Global Response to Climate Change (Cambridge University Press 2011).

Web tools and Projects we developed

  • Open-NEM

    The live tracker of the Australian electricity market.

  • Paris Equity Check

    This website is based on a Nature Climate Change study that compares Nationally Determined Contributions with equitable national emissions trajectories in line with the five categories of equity outlined by the IPCC.

  • liveMAGICC Climate Model

    Run one of the most popular reduced-complexity climate carbon cycle models online. Used by IPCC, UNEP GAP reports and numerous scientific publications.

  • NDC & INDC Factsheets

    Check out our analysis of all the post-2020 targets that countries announced under the Paris Agreement.