Sir Douglas Copland Lecture



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Bringing the views and perspectives of the world’s leaders to Australian audiences.

Sir Douglas Berry Copland’s legacy of international cooperation is acknowledged through CEDA's Sir Douglas Copland Lecture, delivered by a high calibre international speaker.

This lecture has brought the views and perspectives of a distinguished line of international figures – Nobel Laureates, business leaders and politicians.

Past Copland lectures

The paradox of risk aversion: Incoherent governance and the outlook for a dysfunctional world

Held in April in Sydney, the 2013 Copland lecture was presented by Dr Robert Johnson, Executive Director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking.
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2012 Copland Lecture

Transitioning to a Low Emissions Future: Implications for Global Energy systems

Held in March in Melbourne, the 2012 Copland lecture was delivered by Professor Ottmar Edenhofer (pictured), one of the world's leading experts on managing the impacts of climate change.
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