About the event

With the current climate crisis and effects certain to worsen, this roundtable brings together some of UQ’s leading researchers on the politics of climate change and policies in response to it. The panellists reflect on where we’re at, how effective responses have been, what opportunities and obstacles to strong climate action look like and what needs to happen in this area. On the eve of ever more crucial international climate talks in Dubai, we explore these questions and provide opportunity for discussion of them, showcasing inter-disciplinary expertise from the Climate Politics and Policy network here at UQ.

The event will also provide the perfect opportunity to network with like-minded industry professionals over drinks and canapés.

Spaces are limited, so register today to ensure you don't miss out! 

Who you'll hear from

Associate Professor Justine Bell-James

Justine Bell-James is an Associate Professor at the TC Beirne School of Law with expertise in environmental and climate change law. Her work has had a significant influence on climate law and policy in Australia, including through the inclusion of coastal ecosystems in Australia’s Emissions Reduction Fund framework.

Professor Matthew Hornsey

Professor Hornsey is co-Director of the Business Sustainability Initiative at UQ, a multi-disciplinary team of academics tasked with the goal of providing thought leadership and practical solutions for a climate-changed and resource-constrained future.

Professor Kristen Lyons

Professor Kristen Lyons is an environmental sociologist based in the School of Social Science at UQ, and a Senior Research Fellow at the US-based Oakland Institute. Her research is centred on climate change and Indigenous rights, with a key focus on global carbon offset initiatives.

Associate Professor Matt McDonald

Matt's research focuses on the international politics of climate change, particularly responses to the security implications of climate change. He has published extensively in this area and is a regular contributor to public debate on responses to climate change in outlets such as The Conversation.

Professor Kelly Fielding

Kelly Fielding's research focuses broadly on understanding the social and psychological determinants of environmental sustainability. She seeks to understand environmental decisions and behaviours and to develop communication and behaviour change strategies that can promote greater environmental sustainability.

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Room 275
Global Change Institute Building (20)
UQ St Lucia

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