Global Warming, Fiscal Crisis and the Welfare State
Free Public Lecture
Lecture Theatre 2
207-221 Bouverie Street, Carlton
T: 8344 9395
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.
Associate Professor Peter Christoff, University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Peter Christoff
University of Melbourne
Peter Christoff teaches and researches climate politics and policy in the Department of Resource Management and Geography. He is a member of the Victorian Ministerial Reference Council on Climate Change Adaptation, and member of the Board of the Australian Conservation Foundation and a member of the Board, ClimART. He was formerly a member of the (Victoria) Premier's Climate Change Reference Group, the Vice President of the Australian Conservation Foundation, and the Assistant Commissioner for the Environment (Victoria).