The Federal Government and Opposition agree that Australia must reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 5 per cent below 2000 levels by 2020. They disagree strongly, though, on how to do it. This public discussion explored the Opposition’s policy with the Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Greg Hunt.
“A Coalition Government will implement a climate change strategy based on direct action to reduce emissions and improve the environment. Under the Direct Action Plan, a reverse auction will be used to buy back carbon at the lowest price, such as through revegetation, soil carbon, capturing gas from land fill and energy efficiency. Our policy will deliver significant environmental outcomes without the need for a damaging, economy-wide tax, that no other country has implemented.” Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Greg Hunt.
Speaker: The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Federal Member for Flinders, Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Environment and Heritage
Host: Professor Stef Simons, Director of International Energy Policy Institute (IEPI) based at UCL Australia, Adelaide
Chair: Mr Tony Wood, Energy Program Director, Grattan Institute
Date and time: Monday 19 August 2013 Seminar 6.15 to 8.00 pm
Price: AU$40.00 (plus 30 cents non-refundable booking fee)
Venue:The Science Exchange, The Auditorium, 55 Exchange Place Adelaide, SA 5000