Webinar: Reducing emissions on the land: incentives and regulation

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Event details

Panel Discussion

Date & time

Tuesday 04 August 2020


Online Event


Dr Christian Downie, Honorary Professor Howard Bamsey, Shayleen Thompson


School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)

Join Howard Bamsey and Christian Downie from the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) at a live panel discussion with Shayleen Thompson, Executive General Manager, the Clean Energy Regulator. Shayleen will reflect on her work developing policies for land-based carbon offsets, such as the Federal Governments Carbon Farming Initiative, and the lessons for policymakers today.

The presentation will be followed by Q&A.

About the speakers

Shayleen Thompson is the Executive General Manager, Scheme Operations Division at the Clean Energy Regulator and has responsibility for the Emissions Reduction Fund/ Climate Solutions Fund, National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting, Safeguard and the Renewable Energy Target. Shayleen has extensive experience in international and domestic climate change policy. She has served as a lead negotiator on land issues for the Kyoto Protocol and has worked on the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory, the Government’s National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme and the Renewable Energy Target. Prior to joining the Clean Energy Regulator, Shayleen led work on the Carbon Farming Initiative and the Emissions Reduction Fund before taking on the role of Acting CEO of the Climate Change Authority. In that role Shayleen led work on the Authority’s review of the ERF and Australia’s policies and goals for the Paris Agreement.

Howard Bamsey is Chair of the Global Water Partnership and Honorary Professor in the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) at the Australian National University (ANU). Howard is a member of the Board of the Climate Policy Initiative and Climate Works Australia. He was previously Executive Director at the Green Climate Fund and Director General of the Global Green Growth Institute and has served as Senior Adviser on Sustainable Development to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Special Adviser on Green Growth to AusAID. Earlier, he was Australia’s Special Envoy on Climate Change, a Deputy Secretary in the Australian Public Service and CEO of the Australian Greenhouse Office. He held several appointments at ambassadorial level in the Australian foreign service. Bamsey was educated at the University of Queensland and the Harvard Business School.

Christian Downie is an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow (2018-2021) in the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) at the ANU. Christian has worked as a foreign policy advisor to the Australian Government’s Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and a climate policy advisor to the Department of Climate Change. Christian holds a PhD in international relations and political science from the ANU, having graduated from the University of Sydney with first class honours in economics. He has spent time teaching or researching at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Balsillie School of International Affairs among others, and he has worked in policy think tanks in Canberra and Washington D.C. Christian is the author of more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and his latest book, Business Battles in the U.S. Energy Sector, was published in 2019.

This event will be recorded and a copy of the recording will be made available on the RegNet website.

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