Implementing Effective Climate Policies - International Conference and Workshop
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The outlook for the earth's climate continues to deteriorate, but it is difficult to put in place effective climate policies. How can we implement good policies, in various countries, to achieve the promise of low carbon growth?
The Closing Window: Implementing Effective Climate Policies
International Conference, Wednesday 7 September 2011
This conference placed Australia's climate policies in the context of those in China, the EU and the USA, and addressed some key implementation issues for Australia:
- What are the implications of the Government's proposals for a wide range of users, industries and locations?
- What needs to be done to ensure that these proposals are put in place on a sound and sustainable basis?
The Clean Technology Revolution, China and Australia
Workshop, 8 September 2011
The workshop focused on two themes:
- Adopting a low carbon pattern of development in China and Australia
The necessity, and scope, of deeper structural reforms to each nation's economy in tackling rising energy use and carbon emissions as well as realising the opportunities of green growth
- Australia, China and the Clean Technology Revolution
Development of 'low carbon' clean technologies in China and the implications for Australia with an emphasis on identifying potential partnerships and complementary relations in the energy and clean-technology sectors.
Presentations - Day 1: 'The closing window:Implementing effective climate policies'
|Global Climate Action|
|National and International Context||Prof Peter Sheehan, Victoria University|
|Containing Global Warming: A View from China
Toward China's Low Carbon Society
|Dr Jiang Kejun, Energy Research Institute, NDRC China|
|View from the US (background)||Mr James Goldstene by video link
California Air Resources Board
|The European Experience with Climate Policies
||Dr Stefan Speck, European Environmental Agency|
|South Korea's Low Carbon & Green Growth Strategy
||Dr Lee Sang-Hun, Hanshin University, South Korea|
|Australia's Climate Package|
|Australia's Clean Energy Future||Dr Steven Kennedy, Department of Climate Change & Energy Efficiency|
|Designing Complementary Policies for a Low Carbon Economy||Mr Erwin Jackson, The Climate Institute|
|The Political Reality: Implementation Issues and Constraints|
|The Impact of Emission Prices & Renewable Policies||Hon Rob Jolly, Carbon Market Economics|
|Effectiveness of the Carbon Pricing Policy||Dr Frank Jotzo, Australian National University|
|The Clean Energy Bills: Good Policy Intent, Bad Formulation and Ugly Implementation||Mr Michael Hitchens, Australian Industry Greenhouse Network|
|Green Growth: Building Skills, Creating Jobs and Strengthening Regions||Mr Tony Maher,
Construction, Forestry, Mining & Energy Union
|The Shift to Renewables : Issues & Barriers||Mr Kane Thornton, The Clean Energy Council|
|Getting the Conditions for Investment Right||Mr Nathan Fabian
Investor Group on Climate Change
|Making the Carbon Finance Corporation work||Mr Bruce Mountain, Carbon Market Economics|
|The Closing Window|
|The Risk Perception Paradox: the Public, the Policy and the Media||Prof Roger Jones, Victoria University & Mr Michael Bachelard, The Sunday Age|
Presentations - Day 2: 'The Clean Technology Revolution, Australia & China - Workshop'
|Low Carbon Development|
|China-Australia Energy, Resources & Cleantech Cooperation||Mr Drew Clarke, Secretary , Australian Department of Resources, Energy & Tourism|
|Adopting a Low Carbon Pattern of Development in China||Dr Jiang Kejun, Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission, China|
|Clean Energy and Investment in China: an Australian Perspective||Hon Richard Alston, Victorian Director, Australia China Business Council|
|The Clean Technology Revolution, China and Australia|
|Roundtable 1: Adjusting The Structure of Development|
|'Rebalancing' the Structure of the Economy (PDF, 197 KB)||Prof Peter Sheehan, Victoria University|
|Adjusting the Energy Mix||Mr Bruce Mountain, Carbon Market Economics|
|Low Carbon Cities||Dr Zhuang Xing & Dr Jiang Kejun, ERI, NDRC|
|Green Economy Pathways||Dr David Ness, Ecological Development Union International|
|Roundtable II:Clean Energy, Technologies and Innovation in China and the Implications for Australia|
|Building Design and Innovation in a Low Carbon Future||Mr Tai Hollingsbee, GHD|
|Opportunities for Reducing Transport Emissions||Dr Alex English, Victoria University|
|The Rise of the Electric Car||Dr Zhuang Xing, ERI, NDRC|
|China-Australia New Energy Vehicle Alliance||Dr Marcel Bick, CSIRO|
|Financing Commercialization of Clean Technology
||Mr Ivor Frischknecht, Starfish Ventures|
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