“The new conservative agenda to protect our climate”
Mr Inglis will give a nationally televised address outlining his policy for climate action, which he will push under the Trump Presidency. He advocates an economy-wide carbon tax with border adjustments, to protect the economy from being undercut by cheap high-carbon imports during the period of transition to low emissions.
In February 2017, just weeks after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, former US Republican Party Congressman Bob Inglis will speak at the University of Sydney about climate action from a conservative perspective.
Mr Inglis began his career in Congress as a critic of climate action and came to accept the science after visiting Antarctica and snorkelling on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef with a scientist, Dr Scott Heron (who featured on ABC Catalyst).
Mr Inglis became a great advocate for climate action and this ‘heresy’ cost him his seat in Congress. In 2015 Mr Inglis was awarded a John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for his political bravery. He is Executive Director of republicEN.org. Bob and his wife Mary Anne Inglis are coming to Australia as guests of The Australia Institute on a two week tour to Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Townsville.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 11:30am - 2pm AEDT
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