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Dr Ross Garnaut~Ecumenical Response to Laudato si (a mission of the Redemptorists) has just released a series of videos featuring Dr Ross Garnaut, a distinguished professor of economics on the topics of economic growth, climate change and Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato si’.

Throughout his career Garnaut held a number of influential political and economic positions as: senior economic adviser to Prime Minister Bob Hawke (1983–85), Australia's ambassador to China (1985–88), chairman of the Primary Industry Bank of Australia (1989–94), chairman of BankWest (1988–95), head of division in the Papua New Guinea Department of Finance (1975–76) and chairman of Lihir Gold.

On 30 April 2007 the state and territory governments of Australia, at the request of Kevin Rudd, then leader of the Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition, appointed Garnaut to examine the impacts of climate change on the Australian economy and recommend medium to long-term policies and policy frameworks to improve the prospects for sustainable prosperity. The Garnaut Climate Change Review was finalised on 30 September 2008, with a finalised update being released on 31 May 2011. Dr Garnaut concluded his role as climate change advisor for the Australian Government on 30 June 2011.1

These talks were filmed at An Ecumenical Response to Laudato si, held at St Clement’s Retreat Centre in Galong, NSW.

Dr Ross Garnaut ~ An Ecumenical Response to Laudato si'