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Research Centre Australia

About the Research Centre

Research Centre Australia is coordinated by the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra, though it involves researchers at other institutions, such as the Australian National University, University of Sydney, and University of Melbourne. Australia has a large community of people working on environmental governance and sustainability, coming from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds.

We have hosted one Earth System Governance Annual Conference (in 2015) and several smaller workshops. Our interests are wide-ranging, particular emphases include climate governance, ecological democracy, and environmental justice.

Recent publications

Climate Refugees: Global, Local and Critical Approaches

The last few years have witnessed a flurry of activity in global governance and international lawseeking to address the protection…

The Political Impact of the Sustainable Development Goals: Transforming Governance Through Global Goals?

Written by an international team of over sixty experts and drawing on over three thousand scientific studies, this is the…

The Normative Foundations of International Climate Adaptation Finance

Billions of dollars are annually transferred to poor nations to help them adapt to the effects of climate change. This…

The Emergence of Geoengineering: How Knowledge Networks Form Governance Objects

For many years, suggestions to 'geoengineer' the climate occupied a marginal role in climate change science and politics. Today, visions…