Des Moore shares his insights on the implications of the climate deal struck by 195 countries in December 2015, the Paris Accord. In his view, the only substantive agreement made in Paris was on “holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius”. However, there has been no agreement on the specifics of how to achieve that which begs the question, where does that leave expensive government policies to reduce dependence on fossil fuels? Moore discusses where the science currently stands and what the Paris Accord means for the future of our economy.
Des Moore is Director of the Institute for Private Enterprise. He is a law graduate from Melbourne University and holds a BSc (Hons in Economics from the London School of Economics. Mr Moore Spent 28 years in the Commonwealth Treasury and has held overseas postings. In 1996, Mr Moore established his own policy think-tank, the Institute for Private Enterprise. After serving two terms on the board of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) he was made a life member in 2007. Mr Moore is currently a member of the Board of the HR Nicholls Society and plays an active role advocating workplace reform.