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Public lecture: Australia's opportunity in a zero-carbon world

Published: 14th May 2019

Associate Professor Malte Meinshausen, the founding Director of the Climate & Energy College at the University of Melbourne, will deliver this public lecture on Friday 24 May, from 10.30 to 12pm in the Hill Lecture Theatre. This is an Energy Transition Hub event.

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Climate change at the 1°C of warming that has already occurred poses substantial challenges, for example for agriculture, water supply and coral reefs.

With the Paris Agreement, the international community set the benchmark for mitigation action: holding warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit warming to no more than 1.5°C.

There are strong arguments for Australia, the highest per-capita emitting developed nation, to curtail its emissions to stay within allowable carbon budgets.

With examples from the research undertaken in the Australian-German Energy Transition Hub, this talk will illuminate how Australia has all the ingredients to turn itself into an energy superpower in the zero-carbon world.

Grasping this opportunity can deliver low-cost, reliable electricity and new manufacturing jobs, reviving a new mining and export boom, providing economic benefits for rural areas and health co-benefits – while phasing out carbon emissions and mastering the challenges of the transition towards 2050.