Pillar 4: Climate and environment

A call to collective action

SPEECH BY DAME MEG TAYLOR | Gathering on this land, we acknowledge the Yugara and Turrbal peoples, the traditional custodians. We sincerely respect their… Read More

The undiscussed impact of climate change in Tuvalu

TERESA LIFUKA-DRECALA  |  Tuvalu is the fourth smallest nation in the world and one of the most affected by the impacts of climate change. Read More

Six reasons 2023 could be a very good year for climate action

WESLEY MORGAN |   Many people think of the annual UN climate talks as talkfests which achieve only incremental change, at best. Activist Greta… Read More

Climate conversations and disconnected discourses

MELODIE RUWET | Pacific island leaders have declared climate change to be their most pressing security threat.  Meanwhile, the increased presence of China… Read More

COP26: Pacific participation and responses

TESS NEWTON CAIN AND REBEKAH GENTNER | With the benefit of a little distance and perspective, we can look back at the Glasgow… Read More

Reconsidering Australia’s interests after Glasgow

WESLEY MORGAN | Australia’s approach to international relations is defined by support for a rules-based global order. After Glasgow, it’s time to reconsider… Read More

Good COP, bad COP: Climate wins and losses from Glasgow

LESLEY HUGHES AND WESLEY MORGAN | COP26 has finished and the question on everyone’s minds is: “was it a success or a failure?”… Read More

The ultimate guide to why the COP26 summit ended in failure and disappointment (despite a few bright spots)

ROB HALES AND BRENDAN MACKEY | After two hard-fought weeks of negotiations, the Glasgow climate change summit is, at last, over. All 197 participating countries… Read More

The fate of our planet depends on the next few days of complex diplomacy in Glasgow. Here’s what needs to go right

WESLEY MORGAN | A new, grim projection, released overnight by Climate Action Tracker, has dashed the cautious optimism following last week’s commitments at… Read More

COP26: it’s half-time at the crucial Glasgow climate change summit—and here’s the score

WESLEY MORGAN | The first week of the United Nations climate talks in Glasgow is drawing to a close. While there’s still a… Read More

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Our research focuses on the trade and business, politics, governance, security, economies and development of the Asia Pacific and their significance for Australia. Griffith University is committed to advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the region.