The Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise (APCSE) is hosting a one-day conference that focuses on climate change and its impact upon economic growth with the G20 and beyond. Economic growth is on the agenda for the upcoming G20 meeting in Brisbane, while climate change is not.
Can economic growth bring about inclusive development to satisfy the basic needs of nine billion people and provide them with equal rights to material prosperity, while simultaneously reducing carbon emissions to avoid the catastrophic impacts of climate change? The World Economic Forum and other transnational agencies are seeking to address this, and related questions, through the formation of public, private and civil society groups to devise innovative solutions.
The conference focuses on this issue in the context of the agenda for the G20 meeting to be held in Brisbane in November 2014. It will explore the validity of ‘green growth’ as one of these solutions, and whether it is consistent with the notion of a ‘steady state economy’, where population and use of energy, materials and land (throughput) remain constant and well within planetary boundaries.
Related themes include the notion of a 'carbon budget' and the prospect of 'stranded assets' as capital markets factor in the risk associated with maintaining investment portfolios with high exposure to fossil fuel industries. The prospects for new businesses and business models that seek to mitigate and adapt to climate change risk are also discussed, as part of the necessary transition to a sustainable enterprise economy.
- Registration from 8.00am
- Conference commences 9.00am
- Concludes 5.30pm
- Followed by drinks and networking to continue the conversation