Today Liberal Senator Andrew Bragg, Labor Senator Karen Grogan, and ACT Independent Senator David Pocock are sparking an essential discussion on the AUS-US Climate Compact and stimulating investment in Australia’s green export potential.
Through the Parliamentary Friends of Clean Investment, the trio is leading a panel discussion, with the following expert speakers:
- Daniela Jaramillio, Head of Sustainable Investing Australia, Fidelity International
- Frank Jotzo, Professor, ANU Crawford School of Public Policy
- Michael Sullivan, Counsellor for Economic Affairs, US Embassy in Canberra
- Zoe Whitton, Managing Director, Pollination
The panel will cover how Australia can best position itself to leverage the potential windfall from accessing the USA's Inflation Reduction Act subsidies, and how institutional investors and government can work together to accelerate climate and energy investment in Australia, minimising the risks and optimising the opportunities.
All interested MPs, Senators, staffers and media are welcome to attend.
When: 5-6pm, Tuesday 20 June
Where: Senate Committee Room 1S3
"As a nation rich in renewable energy resources, cleantech and critical minerals, Australia is uniquely positioned to capitalise on the green shift in global markets. In line with the Liberal Party's values of economic growth and national security, we are poised to serve as a reliable partner to our key allies seeking to secure supply chains in these critical sectors."
“Parliamentary Friends of Clean Investment's aim is to facilitate investment into cleaner technology and infrastructure and develop a greater understanding of the role of capital in driving positive change towards a more sustainable future.
This event will be a valuable opportunity to engage with key stakeholders and discuss how the AUS-US Climate Compact will impact Australia’s clean investment opportunities.”
"The effective and efficient flow of capital is key to making the most of the opportunities in the transition to a low-carbon economy. The AUS-US Climate Compact is a major step in the right direction in ensuring that Australian companies have access to finance.
I am proud to support the cross-parliamentary Friends of Clean Investment, and the role we play in bringing expertise from investors, industry, and policy leadership to Parliament."
Rebecca Mikula-Wright, CEO of Investor Group on Climate Change
"Constructive non-partisan discussion like today’s is exactly what Australia needs to address the challenges and opportunities of climate change. Investors commend Senators Bragg, Grogan, and Pocock for driving such initiatives."