Can Asia remain the world's factory and growth engine in a post-carbon world?

05/13/2022 03:00 pm 05/13/2022 04:30 pm Australia/Melbourne Can Asia remain the world's factory and growth engine in a post-carbon world?

Asia occupies the dual position of being both the current world’s factory and growth engine, as well as the world's leader in emissions. Can it kickstart a renewable energy-driven industrial boom?

Professor Ross Garnaut AC, one of Australia’s leading climate and energy policy thinkers and a foremost authority on Asian economies, argues that a post-carbon future presents not only threats, but also opportunities.

In this webinar, Prof Garnaut will be joined by two eminent panelists Amanda McKenzie, CEO of the Climate Council of Australia and Professor Navroz K. Dubash, from the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, India, to discuss the prospects for Asia in the emerging post-carbon world.

Can it maintain rapid economic growth and poverty alleviation while playing its part in the global effort to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change?

Keynote speaker

Professor Ross Garnaut, University of Melbourne

Professor Garnaut, AC, Professor Emeritus at the University of Melbourne, is an economist whose career has been built around the analysis of and practice of policy connected to development, economic policy and international relations.

The author of many academic books, articles and major policy reports including Australia and the Northeast Asian Ascendency and the Garnaut Climate Change Review, Prof Garnaut is a former Principal Economic Adviser to the Australian Prime Minister and Australian Ambassador to China and has held many senior positions in academia, government, the corporate sector and international institutions.

Prof Garnaut's many honours include Fellow of the Australian Academy of Sciences and  Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Society of Australia and honorary doctorates from Sydney University and the Australian National University. He is a Director of ZEN Energy and Chairman of Sunshot Zero Carbon Futures.

Panelists

Amanda McKenzie

Amanda McKenzie, CEO, Climate Council

Amanda McKenzie is one of the best known public commentators on the climate crisis in Australia, and has been named one of Westpac’s 100 Women of Influence. She was co-founder of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, founding Chair of the Centre for Australian Progress, and is a former Board Director at Plan International Australia and the Whitlam Institute. Ms McKenzie has also served on renewable energy expert panels for the Queensland and Northern Territory governments. She holds an Honours degree in Law from Monash University and an Arts Degree from Melbourne University.

Professor Navroz K Dubash, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, India

Prof Dubash is a climate change scholar, policy adviser and activist. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Group of the UN Climate Action Summit, the Committee for a Long Term Strategy for Low Carbon Development for India, and a Coordinating Lead Author for the IPCC, who played a lead role in establishing the global Climate Action Network in 1990, and to India’s Low Carbon Strategy for Inclusive Growth. His many publications include India in a Warming World: Integrating Climate Change and Development. In 2015, he was conferred the 12th T N Khoshoo Memorial Award for his work on climate change. Prof Dubash was educated at Princeton University and University of California, Berkeley.

Moderator

Dr Emilia Tjernström, CDES, Monash Business School

Dr Tjernström is an economist whose research covers environment, natural disasters and climate change issues, with a focus on smallholder agriculture in developing countries. She received her PhD from the University of California, Davis, and worked previously at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Sydney.

Host

Professor Sisira Jayasuriya, CDES, Monash Business School

Organised by

Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES)

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Event Details

Date:
13 May 2022 at 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue:
Online - Zoom

Description

Asia occupies the dual position of being both the current world’s factory and growth engine, as well as the world's leader in emissions. Can it kickstart a renewable energy-driven industrial boom?

Professor Ross Garnaut AC, one of Australia’s leading climate and energy policy thinkers and a foremost authority on Asian economies, argues that a post-carbon future presents not only threats, but also opportunities.

In this webinar, Prof Garnaut will be joined by two eminent panelists Amanda McKenzie, CEO of the Climate Council of Australia and Professor Navroz K. Dubash, from the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, India, to discuss the prospects for Asia in the emerging post-carbon world.

Can it maintain rapid economic growth and poverty alleviation while playing its part in the global effort to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change?

Keynote speaker

Professor Ross Garnaut, University of Melbourne

Professor Garnaut, AC, Professor Emeritus at the University of Melbourne, is an economist whose career has been built around the analysis of and practice of policy connected to development, economic policy and international relations.

The author of many academic books, articles and major policy reports including Australia and the Northeast Asian Ascendency and the Garnaut Climate Change Review, Prof Garnaut is a former Principal Economic Adviser to the Australian Prime Minister and Australian Ambassador to China and has held many senior positions in academia, government, the corporate sector and international institutions.

Prof Garnaut's many honours include Fellow of the Australian Academy of Sciences and  Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Society of Australia and honorary doctorates from Sydney University and the Australian National University. He is a Director of ZEN Energy and Chairman of Sunshot Zero Carbon Futures.

Panelists

Amanda McKenzie

Amanda McKenzie, CEO, Climate Council

Amanda McKenzie is one of the best known public commentators on the climate crisis in Australia, and has been named one of Westpac’s 100 Women of Influence. She was co-founder of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, founding Chair of the Centre for Australian Progress, and is a former Board Director at Plan International Australia and the Whitlam Institute. Ms McKenzie has also served on renewable energy expert panels for the Queensland and Northern Territory governments. She holds an Honours degree in Law from Monash University and an Arts Degree from Melbourne University.

Professor Navroz K Dubash, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, India

Prof Dubash is a climate change scholar, policy adviser and activist. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Group of the UN Climate Action Summit, the Committee for a Long Term Strategy for Low Carbon Development for India, and a Coordinating Lead Author for the IPCC, who played a lead role in establishing the global Climate Action Network in 1990, and to India’s Low Carbon Strategy for Inclusive Growth. His many publications include India in a Warming World: Integrating Climate Change and Development. In 2015, he was conferred the 12th T N Khoshoo Memorial Award for his work on climate change. Prof Dubash was educated at Princeton University and University of California, Berkeley.

Moderator

Dr Emilia Tjernström, CDES, Monash Business School

Dr Tjernström is an economist whose research covers environment, natural disasters and climate change issues, with a focus on smallholder agriculture in developing countries. She received her PhD from the University of California, Davis, and worked previously at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Sydney.

Host

Professor Sisira Jayasuriya, CDES, Monash Business School

Organised by

Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES)

Register now

Register via Zoom