April

05
2017

9:00 pm IST - 10:30 pm IST

Past Event

Discussion | Carbon, Coal and Natural Resources – An Australian perspective with Dr. Brian Fisher

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

9:00 pm - 10:30 pm IST

Brookings Institution India Center

No. 6, Second Floor
New Delhi
110021

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Dr. Brian Fisher engages with the participants at the discussion
Dr. Brian Fisher speaks to the participants of the discussion, "Carbon, Coal and Natural Resources – An Australian perspective with Dr. Brian Fisher"
Participants listen to Dr. Brian Fisher speak during the discussion, "Carbon, Coal and Natural Resources – An Australian perspective with Dr. Brian Fisher"
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Dr. Brian Fisher answers questions from the participants in the discussion, "Carbon, Coal and Natural Resources – An Australian perspective with Dr. Brian Fisher"

This discussion was on topics spanning coal, natural resources and their valuation, regulation, and more – an Australian perspective.

Key Speaker: Dr. Brian Fisher, AO PSM, Managing Director, BAEconomics Pvt. Ltd., Australia

Discussion points:

  1. How is resource allocation done, and exports viewed (especially of coal)?
  2. How has thinking on a carbon tax evolved (Australia has withdrawn its carbon tax)?
  3. If global coal demand remains lower, what does this do to global coal markets and pricing?
  4. What does (or might) any of this mean for India?

Speaker Profile

Dr Brian Fisher is an advisor in Australia on climate change, emissions trading and the economic impact of current and future climate and energy policies. He is a well-known commentator on Australian agricultural, minerals and energy commodities. He previously held the position of Executive Director of the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE).

Brian was Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Sydney and became Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture at the University in 1987. He was appointed Adjunct Professor of Sustainable Resources Development in 2003.

In 1993 Brian was appointed one of the experts completing the socioeconomic assessment of climate change for the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Second Assessment Report.

Participation in this event was by-invitation only.