Greening public management

This project investigates how contemporary public policy and management research and practice shapes environmental governance, and with what effects.

In recent decades public sector agencies and processes have been the focus of concerted reform, but it is not clear that state capacity to promote sustainable development has improved. In this context, this project aims to enhance social scientific understandings of state-level policy and governance frameworks and their potential for transforming governance in ways that are more ecologically sustainable and socially just.

Project timeline: 2018-2022

Key contributors: Brian Coffey

This project addresses the following Sustainable Development Goals and Targets:

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Target 12.2 By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Target 16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

Target 17.14 Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development

Target 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in all countries, in particular developing countries.

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For more information or to discuss partnership and collaboration opportunities, email us at SDGs@rmit.edu.au.

For more information about RMIT’s sustainability commitments and activities visit www.rmit.edu.au/sustainability

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.