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In this episode, James Tennant and Paul discuss the importance of businesses ‘futureproofing’ by understanding the changes that are happening now and in the future, and responding accordingly.

Then they unpack the proposed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) and consider the likely impact on Australian Businesses. The team unpack Tennant’s recently released detailed report on CBAM titled ‘Swings and Roundabouts: The Unexpected Effects of Carbon Border Adjustments on Australia’ and discover there are opportunities and challenges for Australia.

The conversation also addresses Australia and the likely impact of Carbon Taxes around the world.

Check out these articles on CBAM:

Swings and Roundabouts: The unexpected effects of Carbon Border Adjustments on Australia

European carbon border tax is a warning to Australia to clean up or pay the price - ABC News

James Scotland

After a long career in multiple aspects of supply chain management, corporate training and business advisory, James brings a business improvement mindset to his role as General Manager of Minerals, Energy & Supply Chain Resilience for Ai Group.

A skilled communicator and analyst, James has been involved with Oil & Gas, the mining industry and supply chain across the board for over 25 years.

    Tennant Reed

    Tennant is Principal National Adviser – Public Policy at Ai Group. He has worked heavily on climate and energy issues, advising Ai Group’s Leaders’ Group on Energy and Climate Policy and developing reports on natural gas supply, energy prices and energy efficiency. Previously he was an adviser in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, working on fiscal policy, stimulus and infrastructure.

    Paul Hodgson

    Paul Hodgson is an advisor in innovation, the energy transition and economic growth with diverse experience and insights gained over a 30 year career. Amongst his current roles, he is Interim CEO of the Scaling Green Hydrogen Cooperative Research Centre Bid, a member of the Australian Government’s Low Emissions Technology and Services Working Group, and a Non-Executive Director of Queensland Manufacturing Institute Ltd.

    With a Bachelor of International Business and a Master of Sustainable Development, he is passionate about developing and connecting local talent and enterprise capability into global ESG and net zero market opportunities. From 2019-2021, he led the development of a national hydrogen technology cluster network, which now has 18 regional clusters across Australia.