Lunch seminar: Trade and Climate Change
As the world prepares for the Copenhagen summit in December, greater attention is being paid to measures to curb carbon emissions and their effect on trade and investment. A cap-and-trade bill has recently been passed by the House of Representatives in the US (a bill which includes a border adjustment), but the Senate remains hesitant of the benefits of a cap-and-trade approach. The Australian Senate recently voted down the government’s proposal for a cap-and-trade bill. There are new calls in Europe for a border tax adjustment against countries that have not signed up to ambition targets of reductions of carbon emissions.
You are cordially invited to a lunch presentation by the Australian economist Bill Bowen. Mr. Bowen is one of Australia’s most experienced economists in the fields of trade and the environment. He has been a senior official in the Australian government, the World Bank, and been an Advisor to Australian Prime Ministers. He was a pioneer in modeling the effects of emission trading schemes. Mr. Bowen will talk about trade and climate-change measures in Australia and other parts of world.
RSVP by October 5.
A light lunch will be served.