Garnaut presents Sir John Quick Lecture

Garnaut presents Sir John Quick Lecture

20 Sep 2010

The Sir John Quick Lecture is the second in a series of three Climate, Sustainability and Society lectures presented by La Trobe University each year.

Professor Ross GarnautProfessor Ross Garnaut is a Vice-Chancellors Fellow and a Professorial Fellow of Economics at the University of Melbourne.  He is a recipient of the Order of Australia (AO) and served as a Senior Economic Adviser to Prime Minister Bob Hawke (1983 –1985) and as the Australian Ambassador to China (1985 - 1988).  In 2008 he presented the Garnaut Climate Change Review commissioned by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and State and Territory leaders.  The Review examined the impact of climate change on the Australian economy and provided potential medium to long term policy recommendations to ameliorate these.       

What:   Sir John Quick Lecture, entitled Australia’s Contribution to  Dangerous   Climate Change and to Reducing its Risk.

When:   6 – 7pm on Thursday 23 September  

Where: McKay Lecture Theatre, La Trobe University, Bendigo Campus, Edwards Road, Bendigo (Video conferencing to the Agora Cinema (Melbourne campus) and Main Lecture Theatre (Albury-Wodonga campus))

Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the lecture

The Climate, Sustainability and Society lectures

The Climate, Sustainability and Society public lecture series supports a multidisciplinary subject offered to undergraduate students on three campuses of La Trobe University. Three prominent speakers will draw on science, social science and economic perspectives to address the issues surrounding climate change and sustainability. The University invites the public to join staff and students at the Melbourne, Bendigo and Albury-Wodonga campuses as they embrace the challenges of the future.

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For more information please contact:

James Ayers, Sustainability Communications Officer,

Ph 03 9479 5614 M 0421 497 325


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