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Climate change briefings from leading Australian economists ahead of Copenhagen

As a contribution to evidence-based debate, the Melbourne Climate Policy Forum (MCPF) is hosting six briefing seminars on the key policy issues facing Australia, set in the context of the global decision-making process.

Themes for the six discrete forums in running order are:

  • Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change
  • Making Adjustment Payments to Electricity Generators Effective
  • Australia’s Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme
  • Australia’s Approach to Renewable Electricity Generation
  • The Challenge to Adaptation – Victoria as a Case Study
  • The New Industrial Revolution – Implications for Australia and Victoria.

The MCPF brings together experts from Victoria University’s Centre for Strategic Economic Studies, led by the Director Professor Peter Sheehan and by Garnaut report technical adviser Professor Roger Jones, and climate change consultancy Carbon Market Economics, headed by Bruce Mountain and Rob Jolly, environmental economist and former Victorian treasurer.

What:   Six two-hour policy briefings on the implementation of effective climate policies

When: Every Thursday evening 5pm-7pm from 29 October to 3 December

Where: Victoria University Flinders St Campus, Level 11, Room 1101, 300 Flinders St Melbourne (opposite Flinders St railway station)

RSVP:    Attendance is free but please register by sending the number of the briefing you wish to attend plus your contact details to Nupur Sethia: 03 9919 1340; nupur.sethia@vu.edu.au

Further details:  www.vu.edu.au/mcpforum

Media contact: Jim Buckell, A/Senior Media Officer

Marketing and Communications Department, Victoria University

Ph: (03) 9919 4243; mobile: 0400 465 459; email: jim.buckell@vu.edu.au

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