Do we need a global agreement to solve the climate change problem?
20 September 2012
The EcoCentre, Nathan campus
- Summary - For 20 years the nations of the world have been locked in ongoing negotiations to reach agreement on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and avoid dangerous climate change. We all hoped that such an agreement would be reached at the Copenhagen conference in 2009. The failure of Copenhagen took the winds out of the negotiators’ sails and brought disappointment to people around the world. Since then, there has been growing support for the idea that maybe we can solve the problem without a global agreement and that the ongoing negotiations are at best a waste of time and at worst a distraction from getting on with real action. In this presentation, Professor Brendan Mackey argues the case for a global agreement, what it should look like, and how it can help Australia.
- Speaker - Professor Brendan Mackey, Director, Griffith Climate Change Response Program
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