Climate Change Policy in WA - UWA Seminar

Jul 13 2010 13:00
Jul 13 2010 16:00

The Institute of Advanced Studies at The University of Western Australia invites you to a free seminar:

Climate Change Policy in WA, Australia and the World: What Next?

After the widely perceived failure of the Copenhagen climate change conference, the absence of any post-2012 international climate change agreement and an Australian emissions trading scheme now deferred until at least 2013, what’s next for climate change policy in WA, Australia and the world?

In a federal election year what political strategies will need to be adopted to make greater progress on tackling climate change?

This seminar – held at The University of Western Australia in association with the Institute of Advanced Studies – brings together participants from government, business, academia and the non-profit sector to examine these questions.

Issues to be discussed at the seminar include:

  • Commonwealth climate change policy after the CPRS
  • The role now for the Australian states, WA in particular 
  • Merits of instruments other than an emissions trading scheme – a carbon tax, for example, or direct regulation 
  • Business perspectives on climate change policy in 2010 and beyond
  • Renewable energy and energy policy
  • Is it time to seriously consider nuclear power in Australia?
  • The prospects for COP 17 in December 2010 in Cancun, Mexico

Speakers include: 

  • Winthrop Professor Alex Coram, Political Science and International Relations, UWA
  • Professor Richard Harper, Alcoa Chair in Sustainable Water Resource Management, Murdoch University
  • David Hodgkinson, Executive Director, EcoCarbon, Inc and Associate Professor, Law School, UWA.
  • Winthrop Professor Carmen Lawrence, Director, Centre for the Study of Social Change, UWA
  • Associate Professor Sharon Mascher, Centre for Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law, UWA
  • Tim McAuliffe, General Manager Climate Strategy, Alcoa
  • The Hon Dr Sally Talbot, MLC, Shadow Minister for Climate Change

Seminar details

When: Tuesday, 13 July, 2010; 1-4pm

Venue: Webb Lecture Theatre, Geography Building, UWA
The nearest carparks are 18 and 19 via Fairway entrance No 1

Cost: Free, but registration is essential to attend. Places are limited and registration is required by 6 July.

Register at: http://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/masterclass