Climate Politics on the Brink of Catastrophe

With the climate crisis with us 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.

Event details

Date: Tuesday 28 November 2023

Time: 4:45pm for 5–6pm, followed by networking with light refreshments

Location: Room 275, Global Change Institute Building (20), UQ St Lucia (view map)

All are welcome to attend our event. Please register to secure a seat by Friday 24 November 2023.

Our panellists

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 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 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.
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.
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.

This event is presented by The University of Queensland's Climate Politics and Policy Network.