Australia’s climate change policy is in a state of flux with the Federal Government keen for the carbon tax to make way for its Direct Action Policy. While repeal of the carbon tax appears imminent, the introduction of direct action and the Government’s much touted Emissions Reduction Fund has met resistance from a number of sources, including those holding the balance of power in the newly formed senate.

This means there is considerable uncertainty over the future carbon price. For those in the resource sector, agribusiness or significant landholders, there is undoubtedly hesitance over whether to invest in the opportunities to be rewarded for carbon abatement activities, either through more energy efficient methods of doing business, or generating carbon credits on their land under the Carbon Farming Initiative.

McCullough Robertson is pleased to present an update on Australia’s carbon policy and what may lie ahead for those looking to benefit from the policy changes, new methodologies or are simply concerned to avoid carbon liability.

Special guests:

  • Freddy Sharpe and Josh Harris from Climate Friendly
  • Peter Richardson from Object Consulting
  • Christian Dannecker from South Pole Carbon

will join Partner Isaac West and General Counsel Phillip Toyne to provide an overview of:

  • the political landscape and how that is affecting carbon policy
  • what are the Government’s carbon plans and how will its policy work
  • are there still opportunities in carbon farming and will there be a market for carbon credits, and
  • what is happening internationally and how does that affect Australia.

More information about the guest speakers.

Date: Thursday 31 July 2014
Time: 7.45am for 8.00am – 9.00am
Venue: McCullough Robertson, Level 16, 55 Hunter Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: No charge
RSVP: Wednesday 23 July 2014
CPD: 1 CPD point is available for this seminar
Enquiries: Donna White on 1300 MCR 888 (1300 627 888)


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