An overview of the latest developments and trends in international policy responses to GHG abatement and mitigation. What are the challenges and opportunities for setting emissions reduction objectives, emerging carbon markets and investment in the low-carbon economy?
This session will consider:
- emerging national and international policy action in the USA, Europe, Asia, Australia & New Zealand - prospects for meaningful international policy action post-2012 - which way to go? Bilateral, multi-lateral or global? - why delay national action in Australia? Action is being spearheaded elsewhere and opportunities will be lost - how to strengthen Australia’s contribution to the Mexico COP?
Keynote address – Peter Young, Chairman, Aldersgate Group (Green Investment Bank), London Panelists
Dr Hu Tao, Senior Environmental Economist, Policy Research Centre, Ministry of Environmental Protection, People’s Republic of China; Member, China Carbon Forum Advisory Board
Martijn Wilder, Partner and Head of Global Environmental Markets and Emissions Trading Practice, Baker & McKenzie
Stuart Calman, Director, Climate & Risk, Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand
Joanne Evans, Assistant Secretary, Finance, Markets and Forests Branch, International Division, Australian Department of Climate Change & Energy Efficiency
Robert Hill, Chairman, Australian Carbon Trust; Former Australian Environment Minister; Former Australian Ambassador to the UN
Wayne Sharpe, CEO and Founder, Carbon Trade Exchange