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The Melbourne Economic Forum - Climate Change

Do we have the energy to end the climate war?

The Melbourne Economic Forum, in partnership with Victoria University, the University of Melbourne and the Committee for Melbourne, is bringing together some of country’s most engaging academics and policy thinkers to discuss Australia’s most pressing issue - climate change and energy policy.

Energy reviews provide material for debate

Recently, two independent reviews of the energy markets were conducted: the Finkel Review, and a Victorian energy-market review by Professor John Thwaites, Patricia Falkner and Terry Mulder, conducted on behalf of the State Government.

Both reviews have distinctly different perspectives and raise critical questions about the future energy market in Victoria.

Presenters & panelists

Professor Peter Dawkins, Vice-Chancellor and President of Victoria University will deliver an introduction and overview, followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Ms Paula Conboy, Chair, Australian Energy Regulator
  • Professor Ross Garnaut, AC, University of Melbourne
  • Dr Leslie Martin, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Melbourne
  • Dr Bruce Mountain, Director, Carbon and Energy Markets
  • Ms Jo Witters, Executive General Manager, Office of Innovation, Australian Energy Market Operator
  • Mr Kee Wong (Session Chair), VU Council and Committee for Melbourne Director

Dr Alan Finkel AO, Australia’s Chief Scientist, will deliver the Melbourne Economic Forum keynote address and then join fellow panel members in a lively discussion on these topical issues:

  • energy policy
  • the future of coal
  • the Clean Energy Targets agreed to in Paris
  • innovative solutions required to address the energy crisis.

Reporters and photographers are invited to attend and address the panel during question time.

Key details

What: Melbourne Economic Forum on Climate Change.
When: 10am (10.30am start) – 2.15pm, Monday, 18 September 2017.
Where: Victoria University Convention Centre, Level 12, 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne.
RSVP: Essential, to [email protected]

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