International experts from China, the European Union, California and South Korea will join their Australian counterparts at a conference on climate policy at Victoria University in Melbourne on Wednesday.
As Australia moves to implement carbon pricing - the Bills are due to be introduced to Parliament later this month - the conference will examine the challenges and opportunities of the global shift to clean energy.
The conference will be hosted by the Centre for Strategic Economic Studies, headed by Professor Peter Sheehan.
"We need revolutionary change to drive energy efficiency and the take-up of renewable fuels," Professor Sheehan says. "If this change occurs we will see rapid growth. Not the old emissions-intensive growth, but low-carbon growth better directed at meeting human needs."
- Dr Jiang Kejun, Research Director, Energy Research Institute, China
- Dr Stefan Speck, European Environment Agency
- Professor Peter Dawkins, Vice-Chancellor, Victoria University
- Richard Alston, Victorian Director, Australia China Business Council
- Drew Clarke, Secretary, Commonwealth Department of Resources and Energy
A full conference program is available here.
Media are invited to attend. An audio splitter box will be available.
Where: Victoria University, City Flinders Campus, 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Convention Centre, Level 12
Date and time: 7 September 2011 8:00am to 5:00pm, 8 September 2011 9:00am to 1:00pm
Media inquiries: Jim Buckell, External Communications Manager, Marketing and Communications Department, Victoria University
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