By Anne Wardell, Compliance Quarter
Professor Ross Garnaut recently delivered a lecture to the Faculty of Business and Economics at The University of Melbourne. In this lecture he considers the Finkel review and discusses ‘the trilemma of providing energy security at low cost while Australia contributes to its fair share in the global climate change mitigation effort’.
The lecture is available for viewing on YouTube at https://youtu.be/WV5FaYL-tWc
Professor Garnaut is a Professorial Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Melbourne (since 2008). He was the senior economic policy official in Papua New Guinea’s Department of Finance in the years straddling Independence in 1975, principal economic adviser to Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke 1983-1985, and Australian Ambassador to China 1985-1988.
He is the author of a number of influential reports to Government, including The Garnaut Climate Change Review (Cambridge University Press 2008) and The Garnaut Review 2011: Australia and the Global Response to Climate Change (Cambridge University Press 2011).