With governments around the world still deep in the struggle against COVID 19, there has been little time for issues that dominated policy debates before the pandemic.
- But is COVID-19 an opportunity to refocus attention on climate change, another grave global threat to humankind?
- What does the climate change policy discussion in Australia look like in a COVID-19 world? Is an investment-led “green recovery”, especially in renewable energy, a way of spending Australia out of recession?
- Or will the economic shock from the pandemic stall much-needed investment in decarbonization?
- Is the pandemic also an opportunity to “build back better” to increase Australia’s resilience to climate effects?
Join the ANU Public Policy & Societal Impact Hub for a live panel discussion and Q&A with policy makers and business leaders to chart a way forward for Australia on climate action in a COVID19 world.
Andrew Liveris - Former Chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company
Jo Evans - Deputy Secretary, Climate Change & Energy Innovation, Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Emma Herd - Chief Executive Officer, Investor Group on Climate Change
Chair: Professor Kenneth Baldwin - Director, Energy Change Institute, The Australian National University
This event has been organised by the ANU Public Policy & Societal Impact Hub.