Our opportunity to feed the future

Updated November 7 2019 - 4:48am, first published 1:45am
Ross Garnaut, Australia's leading thinker on climate and energy policy, offers a road map for progress in his new book, "Superpower: Australia's low-carbon opportunity".

In the 2008 Garnaut Climate Change Review, I drew attention to the historic increase in world food prices in the first decade of the new century. And I highlighted that improving living standards in the populous countries of Asia would make this a great opportunity over a long period for Australian farmers and therefore all Australians - unless climate change at home damaged Australia's supply capacity. Global climate change mitigation was needed, or Australia's farm capacity would be reduced.