The UN Paris climate change agreement and the acceptance of Sustainable Development Initiatives by the United Nations in 2015 place an absolute priority on risk-based and scientifically informed decision-making in the world and Australasia. Such decision-making must connect policy priorities to an expert knowledge base and an understanding of bio-physical and socio-economic systems in Australia, the region and globally.
This Symposium features members of The Economics and Science Group, experts in their fields from around the globe, followed by the Chief Scientists’ Roundtable facilitated by Professor Quentin Grafton. ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt will launch the Roundtable.
> Professor Sir John Beddington HonFREng, CMG, FRS - United Kingdom’s former Chief Scientist
> Dr Alan Finkel AO - Australia’s Chief Scientist
> Professor Sir Peter Gluckman - New Zealand’s Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor
Presentations and panel sessions by:
> Bob Cotton - Visiting Fellow, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
> Professor Quentin Grafton - Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
> Professor John Hewson - Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
> Professor Karen Hussey - Global Change Institute, The University of Queensland
> Professor Rodney Keenan - School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, The University of Melbourne
> Professor Suzi Kerr - Motu, New Zealand
> Professor Tom Kompas - Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU and Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis, The University of Melbourne
> Professor Kathleen Segerson - Department of Economics, University of Connecticut, USA
> Professor Helen Sullivan - Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
> Professor John Williams - Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
8.30-10am Session one: Science and economics for better public policy
10.30am-12pm Session two: ‘How to’ questions for better public policy
12.30-2pm Chief Scientists’ Roundtable
More details please refer to symposium program.
The symposium is presented by The Economics and Science Group, ANU Crawford School of Public Policy and the Policy Forum.