After the election on 24 November 2007, Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd confirmed the participation of the Commonwealth Government in the Review.
The Review examined the impacts of climate change on the Australian economy, and recommended medium to long-term policies and policy frameworks to improve the prospects for sustainable prosperity.
While studying at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in the mid 1990s, Pearse worked on the advance staff of then US Vice President Al Gore.
Pearse's doctoral research at the Australian National University Australian Greenhouse Office The Australian Greenhouse Office (AGO) was formed in 1998 within the Government of Australia as a stand-alone agency within the environment portfolio to provide a whole of government approach to greenhouse matters.
In 2009, Pearse published a critique of the Rudd government's response to climate change in Quarterly Essay 33: Quarry Vision: Coal, Climate Change and the End of the Resources Boom.
In 2012, he published Greenwash: Big Brands and Carbon Scams – an analysis of whether the climate-friendly revolution being advertised by large multinationals is real.
Festival of Dangerous Ideas The Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI) is presented by The Ethics Centre (formerly known as the St James Ethics Centre) and UNSW Centre for Ideas.
The Festival of Dangerous Ideas was co-founded by The Ethics Centre and the Sydney Opera House (SOH) in 2009.
Guy Pearse is an Australian author and former Research Fellow at the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland.
His first book titled High & Dry: John Howard, climate change and the selling of Australia's future was published in 2007.