Industry opportunities in a decarbonising world

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The global push to decarbonise is accelerating. What are the new industry opportunities available in Australia as a result of this shift, and what is required to support communities who are disproportionately impacted?

The world’s pledge for dramatic decarbonisation towards a global goal of net-zero by 2050 creates an opportunity for policymakers and industry leaders to prepare for a post-carbon economy. In their report Who's buying? The impact of global decarbonisation on Australia’s regions, the Centre for Policy Development (CPD) concluded that there are between 100,000 and 300,000 jobs exposed to changes in global demand for Australian fossil fuel exports, but that new opportunities over the coming decades will likely create more jobs than those that are lost.

This event will bring together industry and research experts to examine new job creating industries, strategies to speed-up the circular economy and likely international opportunities. The panel will consider communities disproportionately impacted by changes to global demand for Australian fossil fuel exports and explore transition options available to them in a decarbonised market. The event will be co-hosted by the ANU Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions, the CPD and CO2 Value Australia.


•Toby Phillips - Program Director, Sustainable Economy Program, Centre for Policy Development

•Professor Paul Burke - Head of the Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University

•Sophia Hamblin Wang - Chief Operating Officer, Mineral Carbonation International

•Tennant Reed - Principal National Adviser, Australian Industry Group

Moderator: Dr Rebecca Pearse - Lecturer, School of Sociology & Fenner School of Environment & Society, The Australian National University.

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