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It’s time for Australia to scale up its energy diplomacy

14th June 2019

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Christian Downie is an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow (2018-2021) in the School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University.

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In this opinion piece published in the Lowy Interpreter on 11th June 2019, Christian Downie looks at the upcoming G20 Leaders’ summit and the opportunity it presents for Australia to lead the push for reform of the international energy architecture.

“As a recent report by the International Renewable Energy Agency concluded, new forms of clean energy will alter the global distribution of power, relations between nations, the risk of conflict, and the social, economic and environmental drivers of geopolitical instability.

The international energy architecture is failing to keep up with these changes.”

Read the entire article on the Interpreter.

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