Climactic thanks the Impact Studios team for allowing us to share this first episode of this five-part series with you.
In 2007 it looked like there was a political consensus to price carbon in Australia, in a move that would provide a transition to a post-carbon economy. So how did Australia's climate policy fall foul of a global political agenda?
In this episode of UTS 4 Climate, Professor Bob Carr picks through forensic investigative journalist Marian Wilkinson’s book, The Carbon Club to discuss how big money and political power continued Australia’s decades of climate inaction.
UTS 4 Climate is a five-part podcast series bringing together leading thinkers from politics, economics, science and journalism to continue the conversation on climate change.
This audio series creates a space to explore climate change from all angles and find practical answers to what we can do to address the climate crisis and secure our futures.
The series is hosted by marine science student Erika Wagner, who works at the Institute for Sustainable Futures. Erika introduces listeners to a range of fascinating conversations held in 2020 by Professor the Honourable Bob Carr, NSW’s longest-serving Premier, former Foreign Minister of Australia and UTS Industry Professor of Climate and Business.
Hear from a diverse range of guests on where Australia has gone wrong on our approach to climate, opportunities to reduce carbon emissions, how to talk about climate in a way that makes a difference, and what it will take to achieve a sustainable future.
This podcast was made by Impact Studios at UTS in collaboration with the Institute for Sustainable Futures.