Grattan Institute State Of Affairs Lecture Series — Session One

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Grattan Institute State Of Affairs Lecture Series — Session One
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Demand for coal and gas in light of the Paris Agreement — what this means for Australia

Join us for the first talk in Grattan Institute’s 2016–2017 State of Affairs lecture series to take part in a conversation about the future for the resource and energy industry in Australia.

Australia signed up to the Paris Agreement in December 2015 that committed to holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. The USA and China have ratified the Agreement. Australia signed the Agreement in April and is committed to ratifying by the close of 2016.

The International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook report indicated that if the world’s governments meet this commitment, then the global demand for coal and gas follows a very different path from that contemplated in the 2015 Energy White Paper and in the planning of many Australian resource and energy companies.

In an interactive discussion co-hosted by UQ Energy Initiative and Grattan Institute, hear a range of perspectives from the panel on what this means for Australia’s economy, its businesses and policy makers.

Moderated by Professor Karen Hussey, Deputy Director, Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland, the guest speakers include:

- Professor Peta Ashworth, the Chair in Sustainable Energy Futures at the University of Queensland.
- Sandra McCullagh, the Head of Environmental, Social & Governance Research at Credit Suisse.
- Mick Buffier, Group Executive for Sustainable Development and Industry Relations at Xtrata and Director and Deputy Chairman of the NSW Minerals Council, and
- David Blowers, Energy Fellow at the Grattan Institute.

The State of Affairs lecture series is presented by Grattan Institute in partnership with State Library of Queensland.
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By: State Library of Queensland