Online seminar: Australia, ‘good’ global governance and the geopolitics of climate negotiations

Online 
27 October 2021

7pm (Melbourne)
4pm (Singapore), 9am (Glasgow)

European Union Centre of Excellence

Social and Global Studies Centre

RMIT University, Melbourne

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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.

Panellists

Dr Emma Shortis (RMIT)

Professor Benjamin Cashore (National University of Singapore)

Associate Professor Robbie Guevara (RMIT)

Professor Bruce Wilson (RMIT)

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This event is being organised and hosted by the Jean Monnet Network on Scientific and Social Innovation in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Jean Monnet Network on Scientific and Social Innovation in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals is co-funded by the Jean Monnet Activities Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

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