EU Climate Diplomacy week: Innovation and the Economics of Climate Action

Date & time: 10–11.30pm 14 September 2016, AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
Location: China in the World Auditorium, Building 188, Fellows Lane, ANU, Acton, ACT

Sustainable economic growth means that countries must shift their production to "green products" that will drastically reduce environmental damage.

Seizing on the rapidly growing global environmental product industry, countries are building green export markets that allow companies to capture a new segment of the economy while addressing environmental pressures. 

Dr Alex Teytelboym is compiling a unique dataset on green exports, jobs, skills and patents to understand which countries are best poised for green growth in the future.   Alex will discuss how Australia can empower its energy industry to create and launch innovative green technologies for export to foreign markets.

Alex will give a short presentation, followed by panel discussion and a Q&A session with the audience.  A light lunch will be provided after the event.

The panel will be chaired by Professor Mark Howden, Director of the ANU Climate Change Institute, and includes:

  • Liz Veitch, Executive Officer, Regional Development Australia ACT and Director, South East Region of Renewable Energy Excellence (SERREE)
  • Helen Wilson, First Assistant Secretary, Domestic Emissions Reduction Division, Department of the Environment and Energy
  • Associate Professor Frank Jotzo, Director of the Centre for Climate Economics and Policy
  • Dr Kylie Catchpole, Associate Professor, ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

About the speaker

Dr Alex Teytelboym is the Otto Poon Research Fellow at the Institute of New Economic Thinking at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford and is a 2016 EU Centre Visiting Fellow.

This event is hosted by the EU Delegation to Australia and the ANU Climate Change Institute.

Contact

Clare de Castella

Email: clare.decastella@anu.edu.au