Transforming data into votes: should current climate change policies in Australia sway your vote at the next election?
April 23, 2012 in Past Events
Wednesday 02 May 2012
6.30 – 8.30 PM
Basement Theatre, The Spot, University of Melbourne
Speakers: This forum features a panel of speakers:
Mark Dreyfus QC MP (Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency)
Greg Hunt, MP (Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Environment and Heritage)
Senator Christine Milne (Leader of the Australian Greens)
Simon Schrapel (President, Australian Council of Social Service)
David Karoly (School of Earth Sciences, The University of Melbourne)
Philip Adams (Centre of Policy Studies, Monash University)
Climate change presents nations worldwide with complex and challenging policy dilemmas. This forum aims to help typical Australian households understand what current policies will mean for them personally, and ultimately to help them decide if climate change policy should sway their vote at the next Federal election.
Political spokespersons will explain the consequences of their current policies for households in simple and specific terms, using relevant quantitative data. What will happen to prices and the cost of living? How will households be compensated? Will the policy help ensure that emission targets are met? What will the longer term impact be on jobs and the economy? Other panelists will provide independent perspectives on the economic, scientific, social and ethical issues.
The forum will be moderated by Professor Peter Taylor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
This is the fourth event in the Australia’s Role in the World public lecture series.
Admission is free.
Register here: http://www.ms.unimelb.