Climate Change Week At The Lowy Institute For International Policy

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10 November 2009

Climate Change Week at the Lowy


Launching three new Lowy Institute publications on climate change

In early December, world leaders will congregate in Copenhagen for the most important

meeting on climate change ever held. Negotiations promise to be long, difficult and

complex. The prospects for a global agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol are mixed

at best. 

In the run-up to Copenhagen, the Lowy Institute will launch three publications during the

week of 23 November that will together provide essential background for the

Copenhagen meeting and for understanding the international policy options and

challenges posed by climate change.

On 24 November, the Lowy Institute, in cooperation with the Alcoa Foundation, will

launch in Canberra a Lowy Institute Paper by Kathy Morton entitled China and the

Global Environment: Learning from the Past, Anticipating the Future

that looks at

China’s present climate change policy settings and places them in a local historical

setting. For further information on Kathy Morton’s paper, please contact Andrew Shearer,

Director of Studies, at

On 25 November, at the Lowy Institute, we will launch Comprehending Copenhagen: A

Guide to the International Climate Change Negotiations

by Greg Picker and Fergus

Green. This “followers’ guide” demystifies

the issues on the Copenhagen agenda


outlines what we can expect out of the negotiations. For further information on the Guide,

please contact Michael

Fullilove, Program Director Global Issues,


On 27 November, at the Lowy Institute again, we will launch a Lowy Institute Paper by

Milton Osborne entitled The Mekong: River under Threat, that looks at the damming of

the Mekong River to support economic development and the potentially disastrous

implications of this for the millions of people who rely on the river for their livelihoods.  For

further information on Milton Osborne’s paper, please contact

Malcolm Cook, Program

Director East Asia, at

For all other information please contact

Orietta Melfi on  +61 2 8238 9080

The Lowy Institute is an independent, non-partisan think tank which researches international

political, strategic and economic issues from an Australian perspective.

31 Bligh Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Tel: +61 2 8238 9000 Fax: +61 2 8238 9005

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