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Author Archives: Ross Garnaut
ROSS GARNAUT. Australia could fall apart under climate change. But there’s a way to avoid it (The Conversation, 06 November 2019)
Four years ago in December 2015, every member of the United Nations met in Paris and agreed to hold global temperature increases to 2°C, and as close as possible to 1.5°C. The bad news is that four years on the … Continue reading
Energy costs will be lower if there is more investment in renewables capacity.
At any level of development in any country, but especially from upper-middle incomes, growth momentum can be broken by adverse developments of several kinds.
How can we provide a high degree of energy security in Australia at the lowest possible cost, while contributing our fair share to the global effort to contain the costs of climate change? I take as my starting point … Continue reading
China is undergoing profound changes in its economic policy and structure. These changes represent a new model of Chinese economic growth. The recent Five Year Plan (FYP) is an evolutionary document. Building on earlier official statements on the new … Continue reading
Policy Series I once called climate change policy diabolical, but with a saving grace (Garnaut 2008). It is diabolical because of the overlapping of four complex issues. While there is high scientific confidence that human action causes warming and that, … Continue reading