Tuesday 6 February 2018
Renewables, Affordability and Reliability: What is the Future of Energy in Australia?
Early in 2017 the Federal Government declared that Australia was in the midst of an energy crisis. With recent (and predicted) blackouts and the closure of the Hazelwood power station, there are considerable concerns around affordability, reliability and security of energy supply in Australia. This workshop raises questions about the future of renewables and the institutional arrangements to deal with these issues.
Contact: Dr Rajabrata Banerjee
Wine Globalization: Past and Prospective
With three of Australia’s premier wine regions within an hour’s drive of Adelaide and perfectly timed to coincide with the late summer vintage, this workshop is in an ideal location. Issues covered include empirical analyses of causes or consequences of trends or cycles in wine production, consumption and trade in an increasingly globalised market. This workshop also serves as the official launch of two new books.
Contact: Professor Kym Anderson
Agricultural Risk Management
Australian agriculture is risky. Australian farmers have to constantly adapt to changing conditions in this complex environment. Recent developments in insurance and other risk management tools overseas are currently unavailable in Australia. This workshop will discuss and debate the merits of these alternatives in an Australian context.
Contact: Dr Mal Wegener
This workshop will allow in-depth discussion of research, and encourage the development of new research directions for co-operation for climate change mitigation.
Audience: The morning is aimed at those with a strong theoretical background and students interested in developing their skills in this area. The discussion will be in the context of actual climate negotiations but will be abstract. The afternoon will be more practical and will discuss empirical and legal needs as well as applications of theoretical ideas.
Contact: Dr Suzi Kerr