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Emissions Trading: Dead or Alive?


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Wherever the conversation about climate change goes in the year ahead, it’s guaranteed that at the centre of the Australian discussion sits two acronyms: ETS and CPRS. But what do either of them really mean? The financial challenges of affecting the necessary change may be sizeable, but is the government’s search for the best ‘scheme’ just a distraction from the main event? Caps and trades, carbon taxes and emissions trading schemes may be being presented as solutions, but have any of them worked, and what can we learn from experience so far?

Keynotes by Richard Folland and Denny Ellerman

2:00 – 2:45pm– Keynote Presentations
2:45 – 3:00pm– Interval
3:00 – 4:00pm– Panel Discussion


Elaine Prior

Panel Member: Elaine Prior is a Director and Senior Analyst at Citi Investment Research & Analysis in Sydney, responsible for industry thematics and ESG/sustainability research. She has previously worked in investment research and funds management and was top-rated BHP analyst for several years.... Read more

Richard Folland

Keynote Speaker: Richard Folland is Managing Director of Climate Strategies, a UK-based international research organisation.

Richard previously worked for the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office on environment policy and was an advisor on climate and energy at JP Morgan.

Martin Parkinson

Panel Member: Martin Parkinson is Secretary of The Department of Climate Change, as part of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Portfolio. His appointment followed six years as Deputy Secretary in Treasury with responsibility for domestic and international macroeconomic issues and as Deputy Secretary of ... Read more

Denny Ellerman

Keynote Speaker: A leading energy economist, Denny Ellerman is recognised internationally as an authority on emissions trading and coal economics. He spent 13 years as Executive Director of MIT’s Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research and 18 years with the US Government. ... Read more


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The Atrium Flinders Street Federation Square Melbourne Victoria 3000

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