'Responding to climate change in our national interest'
Ross Garnaut is one of Australia's most distinguished and well-known economists. He has held senior roles in universities, business, government and other Australian and international institutions. He is Vice-Chancellor's Fellow and Professorial Fellow in Economics at the University of Melbourne. He is also Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Australian National University. He is an Officer of the Order of Australia for services to education and international relations.
In November 2010, Ross Garnaut was commissioned to provide an update to the 2008 Climate Change Review for the Australian Government and community. Since then, the Garnaut Climate Change Review-Update 2011 has released a series of papers addressing developments across a range of areas including climate change science and impacts, international mitigation progress, carbon pricing, land, innovation, and the electricity sector.
Professor Garnaut delivered his final report to the Prime Minister on 31 May 2011 and visited Adelaide on Wednesday 1 June to discuss the key findings of his update, and present his recommendations for action on climate change in the national interest.