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Can emissions trading save the planet?

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on September 30th, 2008

The Alternative Technology Association and The Australia Institute present: Can emissions trading save the planet? Richard Denniss and Alan Pears will discuss Australia’s looming emissions trading scheme – the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. Theyll look at what emission trading involves, how the proposed cap and trade scheme should work and if it is likely to work. Discover why voluntary contributions like buying greenpower wont contribute to reducing emissions under the proposed scheme. A question and answer session follows the discussion.

When: 6.30pm onwards for a 7pm start, Thursday 9 October
Where: Federation Hall, Victorian College of the Arts, Grant St, Southbank (near St Kilda Rd)
How: Book and pay for your ticket prior to the event via ATA webshop or call Wendy on 03 9631 5407.

Cost: $15, $10 ATA & TAI members (Includes refreshments)

Alan Pears – a regular ReNew columnist, Alan is an engineer and educator who is well known as a commentator on sustainable energy and climate change issues. He has played significant roles in the development of many energy and environmental policies and programs and has developed numerous public information and education resources. Alan is a Director of the Sustainable Solutions, an environmental consultancy, and is an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University.

Dr Richard Denniss is the Executive Director of The Australia Institute, a Canberra based think tank. Richard is an economist with a particular interest in the role of regulation in achieving sustainable and equitable economic and social outcomes in a modern economy. He has published extensively in academic journals, is a frequent contributor to national newspapers and co-authored Affluenza. Richard continues to hold an adjunct appointment at the Australian National University.

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