As Australians head to the polls in a few weeks, University of Adelaide experts are coming together in a free public forum, to provide insights on the feasibility, price, technology and pathways to achieve our emissions targets for 2050.

‘Meeting Australia’s Climate Change Targets: Price, Opportunity and Pathways’ is a joint initiative of the Environment Institute and the Centre for Energy Technology. The forum will bring together scientific experts who will present their perspectives of different options to meet our emissions targets by 2050 and will answer key questions about policy, technology and pathways.

We encourage you to provide questions in advance and we will do our best to cover all of these with responses from our experts during the forum. You can provide these questions as part of the registration process. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions of our panel at the event.

Our Expert Panel

Professor Bassam Dally, Deputy Director, Centre for Energy Technology

Professor Nick Falkner,  Director, Australian Smart Cities Consortium

Professor Bronwyn Gillanders, Deputy Director, Environment Institute

Professor Gus Nathan, Director, Centre for Energy Technology

Professor Sarah Wheeler, Director, Centre for Global Food and Resources

Professor Mike Young, Centre for Global Food and Resources

Event time

The forum will begin at 6pm until 7:40pm. Doors open from 5.30pm. To ensure the event begins on time attendees are encouraged to arrive early.


The Braggs Lecture Theatre, The Braggs Building, The University of Adelaide. A campus map can be found here.


This forum is a free event. RSVP to the event is essential. Register here:

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