'Good' Global Governance and the Geopolitics of Climate

'Good' Global Governance and the Geopolitics of Climate

The EU Centre at RMIT is hosting an online seminar (27 October) to explore Australia's role in global climate negotiations and the global governance that underpins agreements like the Paris Accords and action to deliver on Goals 13 and 16 in the UN Global Agenda.

In the lead up to COP26 in Glasgow, expert panelists explore Australia's role in global climate negotiations.

Recently, Australia’s integration into a new security alliance with the United States and the United Kingdom, based around Australian acquisition of nuclear submarines, has highlighted the important role Australia plays in questions of global security. From an Australian perspective, this AUKUS alliance highlights how the existential threat of climate change is still treated as entirely separate from hard questions of military security. Australia has long been identified as a global ‘villain’ of climate policy, and yet pressure from Australia’s closest allies has failed to shame the federal government into substantial policy change.

This seminar asks how it is that this separation continues to inform western diplomacy and policy, and what that says about prospects for the kind of ‘good’ global governance that underpins agreements like the Paris Accords and action to deliver on Goals 13 and 16 in the UN Global Agenda.

SPEAKERS
Dr Emma Shortis is a Research Fellow with the European Union Centre of Excellence in the Social and Global Studies Centre at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

Professor Benjamin Cashore is Li Ka Shing Professor in Public Management, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.

Associate Professor Robbie Guevara is President of the International Council of Adult Education, and teaches in the postgraduate International Development program at RMIT.

Professor Bruce Wilson is the Director of the European Union Centre of Excellence at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia and Visiting Professor of Education, University of Glasgow.

More information about this event can be found here.

08 October 2021

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08 October 2021

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