Opinion

Our opportunity to feed the future

Updated November 7 2019 - 3:48pm, first published 12:45pm
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".
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.

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