Prof Garnaut: Climate & Energy Transition in Australia
Over six seminars Prof Garnaut built the case for the energy transition in Australia, calling on knowledge of climate science and studies of the economic benefits of mitigation.
Ross Garnaut, Professorial Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Melbourne, delivered the seminar series Climate & Energy Transition in Australia at the University from 17 April-15 May 2019.
A sectoral analysis - covering in particular the electricity sector, transport and industry, and agriculture - drew out the economics of technological innovation, the falling costs of renewable energy, and the capacity for sequestration in the land, with insight into the role of the mineral sector in strengthening Australia's position in a low-carbon economy.
The seminar series recordings are available below and will also be turned into a book, available later in the year. Find out more about the book and pre-order a copy.
Lecture 1 - Exorcising the Diabolical Policy Problem
Lecture 2 - The Complex International and Domestic Economics of Climate Change
Lecture 3 - Decarbonising Electricity with Security, Reliability and Lower Costs
Lecture 4 - Decarbonising Transport and Industry
Lecture 5 - Transforming Land Use and Food Production and Consumption
Lecture 6 - Australia: Superpower of the Zero Emissions Global Economy