Deciphering the Paris Climate Talks: where to next?

Presented by ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment


A panel of experts who attended the Paris Climate talks will discuss how events unfolded, the decisions made (or not made) and their implications for Australia and the world. What are the prospects for keeping warming to 2°C? Where are we headed now in terms of climate change? How did hopes of a legally-binding agreement match the reality of what happened? What needs to happen next to maintain (or regain) the momentum? What options are open for Australia and Australians?

Opening Address
H.E Sem Fabrizi, Ambassador, Delegation of the European Union to Australia

The panel will consist of:
Associate Professor Frank Jotzo, Deputy Director, Crawford School, Director, Centre for Climate Economics & Policy
Adjunct Professor Howard Bamsey, formerly Australia’s Special Envoy on Climate Change
Luke Kemp, lecturer and finishing PhD student at ANU with a focus on climate negotiations
Dougal McInness, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Alex Gosman, CEO, Australian Industry Greenhouse Network
Each member of the panel will speak for 5 minutes. This will be followed by a question and answer session moderated by Professor Mark Howden, Director of the ANU Climate Change Institute.

Professor Brian Schmidt, Nobel prize winner and spokesperson for the Mainau Declaration on Climate Change

Closing Remarks
H.E Sem Fabrizi, Ambassador, Delegation of the European Union to Australia

This event is presented by the ANU Climate Change Institute and the European Union Delegation to Australia.