By Cobi Calyx It feels surreal now that about two months ago I was shaking hands, sharing food and squeezing into crowded rooms with peers at the Australian Science Communicators conference, hosted by the Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI) in Melbourne in mid-February. Had I known it would be the last physical conference I’d attend this year, I might have appreciated overloading my schedule with presentations each day. It was a whirlwind of participation, some …
As someone at the beginning of their academic career, as a PhD student, being on the Executive Committee is daunting as many of the other Executive Committee members are scholars whose work I am inspired by. Having said that, I’m grateful for the opportunity to get to know these scholars and learn from them in any capacity. Overall, I am honoured to have been selected for this opportunity and hope that I represent my peers well.
My doctoral research aims to examine the effectiveness of non-governmental organisations’ influence on policy formation by using a case study of feminist organisations and domestic violence public policy.
If policy actors want to successfully advocate for progressive policy change in Australian health departments, they need to work towards building a cohesive policy network, including a range of leaders; support the establishment of guiding institutions specific to the issue and facilitate extensive community consultation.
Geostrategic Futures in the Southern Ocean and Antarctica: Workshop and professional development opportunity
As part of its Geostrategic Futures project, CASPR is bringing together defence experts, scientists, academics, policymakers and decisionmakers to consider the strategic, political, scientific, economic and environmental challenges for managing Antarctic territories.
I am inspired by critical pedagogies, informal education models and I enjoy experimenting with teaching styles that promote democratic dialogue and independent enquiry rather than me delivering another monologue. With these things in mind, I decided to create a publicly available podcast as the central piece of content for the new unit. In my last episode, I interviewed Cassandra Star about climate justice and environmental security.
The purpose of this research is to analyse the factors that contribute to the implementation gap and identify potential measures for better execution of waste management policy in Sri Lanka. This study makes an original contribution to the literature regarding public policy implementation and waste management in Sri Lanka by providing a framework for understanding policy implementation failure in Sri Lanka. The study findings have implications for public policy in Sri Lanka and elsewhere in the developing world.
A takeaway theme was ‘decarbonised futures – how we get from here to there’. We discussed just transition – both economic and social, as strategy and as need, as a political unity approach, as a way to move on from narrow climate politics. How do we transition in an economic and political context where mining externalises risk and the costs of transition to the state?
The event brings together policy practitioners and Australia’s leading scholars of environmental, energy and resource policy in order to map out the historical and contemporary challenges and possibilities for governing sustainably. The workshop addresses the past, present and future of environmental governance