Pavan Sukhdev | ABC Radio National, 5 December

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Global green economy expert talks to ABC environment reporter Sarah Clarke on PM

Former international banker Pavan Sukhdev was featured on Radio National’s PM program. The interview focused on what Mr Sukhdev described as the deeply disapointing global action on green economic reform and what the Australian govenment and corporations need to do to “take ownership of climate change”.

Pavan reiterated his ideas on a revised mining tax, which places a levy on resources, rather than profits:

There’s a whole host of things. To look at resource taxation again, resource taxation is a means of reducing the impacts of resource inefficiency, and part of that is energy inefficiency and part of that, of course, is also looking at the kind of energy that is used. So we need to look at all of these things afresh with clean, clear minds and address issues which have been hanging in the air for far too long.

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