Australia, climate change and the pandemic - recordings available


Recordings available

Recordings of this live panel discussion and Q&A which was held on 19 June 2020, on 'Australia, climate change and the pandemic' are now available.

Here's a short teaser to give you a taste of what's to come in the full recording :

VIDEO on ANU TV channel on Youtube -

AUDIO on Experience ANU channel on Soundcloud -

With governments around the world still deep in the struggle against COVID 19, there has been little time for issues that dominated policy debates before the pandemic. 

  • But is COVID-19 an opportunity to refocus attention on climate change, another grave global threat to humankind? 
  • What does the climate change policy discussion in Australia look like in a COVID-19 world? Is an investment-led “green recovery”, especially in renewable energy, a way of spending Australia out of recession? 
  • Or will the economic shock from the pandemic stall much-needed investment in decarbonization? 
  • Is the pandemic also an opportunity to “build back better” to increase Australia’s resilience to climate effects?  

Join us for a live panel discussion and Q&A with policy makers and business leaders to chart a way forward for Australia on climate action in a COVID19 world.


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Andrew Liveris

Former Chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company

Jo Evans

Deputy Secretary, Climate Change & Energy Innovation

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Emma Herd

Chief Executive Officer, Investor Group on Climate Change

Chair: Professor Kenneth Baldwin

Director, Energy Change Institute, The Australian National University

ANU Chancellor Julie Bishop invites you to participate in our series of public panel discussions addressing some of the biggest issues Australia is facing both now, and after the immediate threat of COVID-19 has passed