The economics of climate change

The economics of climate change

Jun 19
This event was a success and well received by the audienceAustralia will be impacted economically, socially and environmentally by the climate change policy and action of other nations. CEDA has examined the most significant economic issues for Australia and how we can best minimise the cost of climate change.


Matt Murray, Counselor for Economic Affairs, Embassy of the United States of America
Mara Bun, Chief Executive Officer, Green Cross Australia
Martijn Wilder AM, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
Nathan Taylor, Chief Economist, CEDA

Event overview

Read report The
Economics of
Climate Change


Many implications of climate change can be mitigated by effective policy responses. Poor public policy will exacerbate negative impacts.  So what are the economic consequences of climate change; how best should limited public funds be allocated to mitigate environmental conditions; and how does business adapt for the future?

Join us for the release CEDA's policy perspective The Economics of Climate Change, which examines:

  • The risks and opportunities in international responses to climate change;
  • A framework for assessing climate change risk; and
  • How Australia can best contribute to global climate change mitigation.

CEDA research draws together the best minds on key issues, to inject new ideas into policy debate.  At the release of each CEDA report, public events are presented in capital cities around the country with report authors joining senior industry leaders to present their views and progress debate. All attendees receive a copy of CEDA's Economics of Climate Change research report.  

Meet the speakers

Matt Murray
Counselor for Economic Affairs, Embassy of the United States of America

Matt Murray joined the US Embassy in Canberra, as Counselor for Economic Affairs in July 2013. Prior to his current assignment he was Special Assistant for East Asia Pacific to the Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment in Washington, DC and has previously held posts in China. Matt has earned three Superior Honor Awards and several Meritorious Honor Awards from the Department of State.

Martijn Wilder AM
Partner, Baker & McKenzie

Martijn Wilder is a pioneer in the development of legal mechanisms and regulations underpinning international carbon and broader environmental markets. He focuses on climate law and finance, federal and international environmental law, environmental and clean energy infrastructure projects and agribusiness. Martijn heads Baker & McKenzie's Global Environmental Markets practice.

Nathan Taylor
Chief Economist, CEDA

Meet the moderator

Mara Bun
Chief Executive Officer, Green Cross Australia

Mara joined Green Cross Australia as their founding CEO in 2008 bringing with her over 20 years of senior leadership experience in high profile community, financial and business consulting organisations. Green Cross Australia is part of a global network of 30 offices founded by Mikhail Gorbachev with a mission to foster a global values shift towards a secure and sustainable future.

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