China’s Energy Transition: Effects on Global Climate and Sustainable Development

Speaker: Prof Ross Garnaut AO Professorial Fellow in Economics, University of Melbourne

China's rapid energy-intensive growth in the first eleven years of this century accelerated the world's rush towards dangerous climate change. A new model of economic growth in China began to change the relationship of Chinese economic development on the local and global environment from 2012. This lecture explores the new model of growth and the way it is affecting the chances of avoiding human-induced climate change, including through expanding options for low-cost low-carbon development in other countries.

This event is hosted by the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute.

Monday, 25 August 2014 Time: 6-7.30pm Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre (Bldg 158), University of Melbourne