World expert on greenhouse gas emission trading schemes and Reserve Bank Board Member, Professor Warwick McKibbin will present the 2007 Shann Memorial Lecture next Thursday, August 30, 2007, at 6.30pm, at the University Club’s Theatre Auditorium.
His address, ‘A New Climate Strategy - Beyond 2012’ will discuss some of the key problems of the Kyoto Protocol for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and will outline an alternative strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, known as the McKibbin Wilcoxen Blueprint.
This model has formed the basis of a new Australian approach to a domestic permit trading system for emissions, proposed by the Prime Minister’s Task Group on Emissions Trading.
Professor McKibbin is internationally renowned for his contributions to the global debate on how to tackle climate change.
The Shann Memorial Lecture is widely regarded as the premier public economics lecture in Australia. Past lecturers include the 1972 Nobel Prize Winner for Economic Sciences, Professor Sir John Hicks, the former Reserve Bank of Australia Chairman, Ian Macfarlane and the former chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Professor Allan Fels.
Presented by The University of Western Australia’s Business School and the Western Australian Branch of the Economic Society of Australia, the Shann Memorial Lecture has earned an enviable reputation for a high standard of scholarship and has made a substantial contribution to economic debate in Australia.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Dr Elisa Birch 61 8 6488 1444
(UWA Business School)