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ECONOMICS & RESEARCH

John Hewson

Dr. John Hewson is an economic and financial expert with experience in academia, business, government, media and the financial system.

Dr. Hewson has worked as an economist for the Australian Treasury, the Reserve Bank, the International Monetary Fund and as an advisor to two successive Federal Treasurers and the Prime Minister. He was also the leader of the Liberal Party of Australia between 1990 and 1994. Dr. Hewson has been committed to environmental issues since meeting former US vice president and climate campaigner Al Gore, and has chaired the National Business Leaders Forum on Sustainable Development for six years. In 2014, Dr Hewson joined the Australian National University as Professor. His research interests include policy and economics of climate change.


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“Declaring a climate emergency in Australia almost goes without saying. Climate was an emergency some 30 years ago.”


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The National Climate Emergency Summit will convene practitioners, advocates, governments, youth leaders and industry innovators to unpack what a climate emergency response could look like at local, national, and global levels.



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Four strategic priorities will steer the Summit Program, presenting a focused conference program of plenary and breakout sessions.

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