climate change

From Sinking to Syncing: Pacific diplomacy and consensus in multilateral climate change negotiations

How and when do states agree not to disagree in multilateral negotiations? Consensus is more than a conference procedure or an outcome of decision making; it is a process norm in contemporary multilateral diplomacy. How do (small) states (vis-à-vis Pacific island states) build and reach consensus in multilateral climate change negotiations? The thesis explores the work of 14 Pacific island states delegations in various multilateral forums in the year 2015; the road to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Paris Agreement.

The Environment in Australia’s Foreign Policy

Lorraine Elliott, ‘The Environment in Australia’s Foreign Policy’, in Mark Beeson and Shahar Hamerri, eds, Navigating the New International Disorder: Australia in World Affairs 2011–2015,

Environmental Regionalism: Moving In From the Policy Margins

Lorraine Elliott, ‘Environmental Regionalism: Moving In From the Policy Margins’, Pacific Review, 2017: 1‒14.

The Blue Economy: Plenty of Potential

Pacific islanders depend on coastal and offshore fisheries for food, jobs and revenue. For example, offshore tuna fishing licenses and access fees can

Climate Migration and Climate Migrants: What Threat, Whose Security?

Published in Jane McAdam, ed., Climate Change and Displacement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2010, pp. 175-90.

Plus Ca Change? The Coalition, Labor and the Challenges of Environmental Foreign Policy

Published in James Cotton and John Ravenhill, eds, Middle Power Dreaming: Australia in World Affairs 2006-2010, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2011, pp. 208-23.

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