Global Warming, Fiscal Crisis and the Welfare State

Free Public Lecture

Global Warming, Fiscal Crisis and the Welfare State

Lecture Theatre 2
Building 379
207-221 Bouverie Street, Carlton

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Non-climate-related fiscal challenges already confront many welfare states with problems and difficult choices. To these, we must add emergent fiscal pressures generated by global warming. This talk argues that this second group of challenges is inadequately recognised. Without this recognition and a precautionary response, the two sets of compounding pressures may significantly reorder the capacities of the welfare state.

Associate Professor Peter Christoff teaches and researches climate politics and policy in the Department of Resource Management and Geography at the University of Melbourne.

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  • Associate Professor Peter Christoff
    Associate Professor Peter Christoff, University of Melbourne