| 09 March 2007

From national to international climate change policy

In the Sir Leslie Melville Lecture entitled 'From National to International Climate Change Policy', Professor Warwick McKibbin argues that major countries must respond to the issue of climate change, taking into account the enormous uncertainties that are involved. He discusses the key features of the climate change policy problem and outlines what is required in a policy framework that would allow an effective but flexible response to curbing greenhouse gas emissions both nationally and globally. He also addresses the issue of whether there is an economic case for Australia to lead the world in the design and implementation of a market-based approach before a global system is implemented. It is argued that starting with a series of national systems which are coordinated across countries to create a global system is the only sensible way forward on climate change policy.Warwick McKibbin

  • Warwick McKibbin

In the Sir Leslie Melville Lecture entitled 'From National to International Climate Change Policy', Professor Warwick McKibbin argues that major countries must respond to the issue of climate change, taking into account the enormous uncertainties that are involved. He discusses the key features of the climate change policy problem and outlines what is required in a policy framework that would allow an effective but flexible response to curbing greenhouse gas emissions both nationally and globally. He also addresses the issue of whether there is an economic case for Australia to lead the world in the design and implementation of a market-based approach before a global system is implemented. It is argued that starting with a series of national systems which are coordinated across countries to create a global system is the only sensible way forward on climate change policy.Warwick McKibbin

  • Warwick McKibbin