Climate Change: What happens after the Paris Conference?


The Australian Government’s emissions reduction target will join those of the international community in Paris in December. It is likely that the sum total of these contributions will not be consistent with the internationally agreed objective of keeping the average global temperature increase to less than two degrees Celsius. How will this play out in Paris and what does the target imply for the energy sector? Tom Arup from The Age discussed this issue with David Karoly, Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Melbourne and Member of the Climate Change Authority, Anthea Harris, previously CEO of the Authority and now occupying a senior role in the Victorian Government and Tony Wood from Grattan Institute at this Energy Futures/Policy Pitch event.