Australia, climate change & the pandemic

With governments around the world still deep in the struggle against COVID 19, there has been little time for issues that dominated policy debates before the pandemic.

  • But is COVID-19 an opportunity to refocus attention on climate change, another grave global threat to humankind?
  • What does the climate change policy discussion in Australia look like in a COVID-19 world? Is an investment-led “green recovery”, especially in renewable energy, a way of spending Australia out of recession?
  • Or will the economic shock from the pandemic stall much-needed investment in decarbonization?
  • Is the pandemic also an opportunity to “build back better” to increase Australia’s resilience to climate effects?

Join us for a live panel discussion and Q&A with policy makers and business leaders to chart a way forward for Australia on climate action in a COVID19 world.


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Andrew Liveris

Former Chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company

Jo Evans

Deputy Secretary, Climate Change & Energy Innovation

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Emma Herd

Chief Executive Officer, Investor Group on Climate Change

Chair: Professor Kenneth Baldwin

Director, Energy Change Institute, The Australian National University