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Australia's 'prickly' relations with EU hamper climate diplomacy

8th October 2015

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Howard Bamsey was, until recently, Deputy Secretary of Australia’s Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, and Australia’s Special Envoy on Climate Change. He is one of Australia’s most experienced negotiators, playing a key role in international climate change negotiations.

Research interests:

Climate change; climate change policy; energy efficiency; international negotiations; sustainable development policy; and public policy

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In this interview, RegNet Adjunct Scholar Howard Bamsey discusses what can be and, as a former negotiator, what he hopes will be achieved in Paris during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change summit. He also reflects on Australian positions at large summits, the Australian negotiators’ relationships with EU and what China’s proactive climate policy means for Australia.

Read the entire interview on The Interpreter website.

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