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International climate policy for the long term

HC Coombs Policy Forum

Event details

Forum

Date & time

Wednesday 14 March 2012
5.00pm–6.30pm

Venue

Molonglo Theatre, J G Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU

Speaker

Various

Contacts

Ms Yanhong Ouyang
02-61254387
International climate policy has changed direction. Since the Copenhagen climate negotiations there has been a shift in focus towards comparable action, with the prospects of a global treaty based on binding national targets diminished. The Durban climate change meetings in 2011 set an agenda of further negotiation, with the way ahead unclear except that it is to involve substantial but as yet unspecified actions by all countries rather than only advanced economies.

The design and ambition of domestic climate change policies
will be key to any progress in the international sphere. Will countries choose to make substantial efforts to cut carbon emissions? Will they use quantitative targets, carbon taxes, technology support or direct regulation?

This forum will bring together leading researchers on climate change policy design from the United States, Europe and Australia. Speakers include:

- Professor Peter Wilcoxen, Co-director, Brookings Climate and Energy Economics Project, Brookings Institution
- Dr Adele Morris, Policy Director, Climate and Energy Economics, Brookings Institution
- Mr David Pearce, Executive Director, Centre for International Economics
- Professor Warwick J. McKibbin, Director, CAMA Program on Climate Change and Energy, Director, Research School of Economics, ANU College of Business and Economics
- Dr Frank Jotzo, Director, Centre for Climate Economics and Policy, Crawford School, ANU College of Asia and
the Pacific

The Forum is followed by refreshments.

The forum is hosted by the Centre for Climate Economic and Policy at the ANU Crawford School of Economics and Government and the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis at the ANU College of Business and Economics.

Further information about the Centre for Climate Economic and Policy: ccep.anu.edu.au

Further information about the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis: cama.anu.edu.au

This event is supported by the Australian National Institute of Public Policy and the HC Coombs Policy Forum with funding from the Australian Government under the ‘Enhancing Public Policy Initiative’

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