International Climate Change Update

International Climate Change Update

SA
Nov 4
International Climate Change Update: Paris 2015 and beyondWith the United Nations Climate Change Conference meeting in Paris in early December, CEDA will lead this critical discussion on where Australia sits in terms of international climate policy.

Speakers

Hon. Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia
Fergus Green, Research Adviser to Professor Nicholas Stern, London School of Economics
Dr David Cruickshanks-Boyd, Regional Director South Australia WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Sandy Pitcher, Chief Executive, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Event overview

Later this year, one of the most important United Nations meetings in history will be held to deliver agreement amongst countries on the critical issue of climate change.

The 2015 UN Climate Change Conference, will be held from November 30 to December 11, 2015 in Paris. It simple, yet challenging objective is to for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, set a binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the nations of the world.

To understand just what this means for the world and Australia, and to discuss where Australia really fits in terms of climate policy and science, CEDA welcomes three special guests to this important event:  the Hon Jay Weatherill, Premier of South Australia – who’s government recognizes both the challenges and opportunities climate change presents our State with; Fergus Green, Research Adviser to

Professor Nicholas Stern who wrote the influential Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change seven years ago; and Dr Paul Willis, Director RiAus who is one of the most highly regarded communicators of the science of climate change.

In 2014 CEDA released its report, The Economics of Climate Change.

Meet the speakers

Hon. Jay Weatherill MP
Premier of South Australia

Fergus Green
Research Adviser to Professor Nicholas Stern, London School of Economics

Dr David Cruickshanks-Boyd
Regional Director South Australia WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Sandy Pitcher
Chief Executive, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Dr Paul Willis
Director, RiAus

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Public event advice – Coronavirus

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