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Tuesday 12 October, 5:00pm – 6:00pm AEDT / 7:00pm – 8:00pm NZDT

Why is the Australian Government accelerating the expansion of coal and gas exports as other nations commit to emission reduction targets, and what could our future look like instead?

In the lead-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow in November, the Australian Government is coming under international pressure for failing to commit to a credible emissions reduction target. The government has instead committed to the accelerated expansion of coal and gas exports. It is pushing for a new subsidy to coal- fired power in the National Electricity Market. It is funding a ‘gas-led recovery’ for the economy as we emerge from the Covid pandemic.

In this panel discussion, leading climate and energy experts will explain where global climate action is heading and why Australia is so out of step. The panel will explore how renewable energy could lead Australia towards a sustainable emissions pathway, breaking the fossil fuel hegemony that controls
national climate policy.



Tom Arup, Investor Group on Climate Change

Dan Cass, The Australia Institute

Dr Tanya Fiedler (Chair), University of Sydney

Professor Christopher Wright, University of Sydney