at the University of Melbourne
The University is committed to hosting events and activations on its campuses in a COVIDSafe way, in accord with government restrictions and guidelines. Some of our events are presented on campus, others online – be sure to check the details. Find out more about the University’s COVIDSafe plans
Transition to transformation
In 2023, the need for urgent transformative climate action is beyond dispute. But getting there will require hard decisions, difficult trade-offs, and determined leadership.
To achieve the significant task of transforming our energy systems, we must address issues of law, economy, land use, and more, to ensure the shift is made justly, safely, and equitably.
Furthermore, with extreme weather events occurring with more frequency and severity, we need to put in place the systems and resources to address the oncoming challenges – as well as those already on our doorstep – of a changed and changing climate.
At the 2023 Climate Futures Summit, we put the challenges of transition front and centre. Join Melbourne Climate Futures and our esteemed speakers for a day of unflinching discussion, with the goal of sharing and developing the solutions we need to transition speedily to a positive climate future.
2023 Corden Public Lecture presented by Emeritus Professor Ross Garnaut
International economic dimensions of Australia’s participation in the global transition to net zero
Max Corden’s life’s work has greatly enhanced our understanding of the interactions between the international and the domestic economy, and the benefits of open international exchange. This lecture presented by Emeritus Professor Ross Garnaut, examines international dimensions of Australia’s participation in the global transition to net zero greenhouse gas emissions —from a world in which it is one of the world’s largest exporters of fossil energy, to one in which it is potentially the world’s largest exporter of goods embodying zero emissions energy. Old wisdom from international macroeconomics and trade is centrally important to success in the new zero carbon economy.
Background: Corden Lecture
The Corden Public Lecture Series is named after Professor Max Corden, who is one of Australia’s most famous economists, Professor Corden has contributed to the field of economics, not only through his own work, but also through his long and extensive teaching career, during which he shaped the thinking of many of today’s great economists. Professor Corden is mostly known for his work on the theory of trade protection, including the development of the Dutch disease model of international trade. He has also been active in the fields of international monetary systems, macroeconomic policies of developing countries and Australian economics.
This lecture will be delivered in-person. Please cancel your booking if you are no longer able to attend.