Climate change and economics: Al Gore

Climate change and economics: Al Gore

QLD
Jun 7
CEDA welcomes Former Vice President of the United States Al Gore and leaders of governments to detail the economics of climate change.

Speakers

Al Gore, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and 45th Vice President of the United States of America
The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Premier of Queensland and Minister for Trade

Event overview

With keynote addresses from Al Gore and Queensland Premier the Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk, CEDA’s network comes together at the conclusion of Climate Week QLD 2019, to better understand the impacts of climate change and to hear what action individuals, governments and the societies they serve are taking to deliver improved environmental and economic outcomes for future generations.

Climate Week QLD 2019 will identify urgent and effective actions that will deliver prosperous industries, businesses and communities for Queensland and protect our environment and culture.  

Gather colleagues and guests when leaders from across the country and across sectors convene to discuss the fundamentally economic nature of climate change – how it has been driven by and is now transforming and defining economies right here and across the globe.

Event presentations

Premier of Queensland and Minister for Trade, The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP MP3

Nobel Peace Prize recipient and 45th Vice President of the United States of America, Al Gore MP3

Meet the speakers

Al Gore
Nobel Peace Prize recipient and 45th Vice President of the United States of America

Former Vice President Al Gore is the cofounder and chairman of Generation Investment Management, and the founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis. He is also a senior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and a member of Apple Inc.’s board of directors.  Gore was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976, 1978, 1980, and 1982 and to the U.S. Senate in 1984 and 1990. He was inaugurated as the 45th vice president of the United States on January 20, 1993, and served eight years.

He is the author of the #1 New York Times best-sellers An Inconvenient Truth and The Assault on Reason, and the best-sellers Earth in the Balance, Our Choice: A Plan To Solve the Climate Crisis, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change, and most recently, The New York Times best-seller An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.

He is the subject of the documentary movie An Inconvenient Truth, which won two Oscars in 2006, and a second documentary in 2017, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. In 2007, Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, for “informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change".

The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP
Premier of Queensland and Minister for Trade

Annastacia Palaszczuk is serving her second term as Premier of Queensland.  The member for Inala since 2006, she has held Ministerial portfolios in Disability Services, Multicultural Affairs and Transport and has committed Government to delivering economic growth, employment and attracting investment.