The Federal Government's chief climate change adviser, Ross Garnaut, will present a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia this Thursday to discuss the findings of his final report (which is to be delivered to the Prime Minister tomorrow).
Professor Garnaut will present a lecture on "Australia in the global response to climate change", including recommendations for action on climate change in the national interest.
In November 2010, Professor Garnaut was commissioned to provide an update to the 2008 Climate Change Review for the Australian Government and community. Since then, the Garnaut Climate Change Review-Update 2011 has released a series of papers addressing developments across a range of areas including climate change science and impacts, international mitigation progress, carbon pricing, land, innovation, and the electricity sector.
Professor Garnaut is one of Australia's most distinguished and well-known economists. He has held senior roles in universities, business, government and other Australian and international institutions.
He is Vice-Chancellor's Fellow and Professorial Fellow in Economics at the University of Melbourne. He is also Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Australian National University.
FREE public lecture - Ross Garnaut: Australia in the global response to climate change.
WHEN: 5pm - 6pm Thursday, 2 June, 2011.
WHERE: Social Sciences Lecture Theatre, UWA.
The nearest car park is P3 off Hackett Entrance 1.