A global climate action address by the Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Hon Chris Bowen
The Lowy Institute was delighted to host a policy address by the Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Hon Chris Bowen MP.
Minister Bowen spoke on the international dynamics affecting global climate action and how Australia’s ambition to become a Renewable Energy Superpower can help the world in the rapid transformation to reach net zero emissions. After his remarks, the Minister sat down with the Lowy Institute's Executive Director, Dr Michael Fullilove AM.
Chris Bowen entered Parliament in 2004 and has held a wide range of portfolios including serving as Treasurer, Minister for Human Services, Minister for Immigration and Minister for Financial Services. He served as Interim Leader of the Labor Party and Acting Leader of the Opposition following the 2013 Federal election and served as Shadow Treasurer.
In November, the world's attention will be on the 28th United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP28) on climate change held in Dubai. As countries convene to agree on efforts to mitigate the consequences of climate change, questions arise: what are the implications for Australia and what role does Australia play?