We are delighted to announce that RegNet’s Miranda Forsyth, Neil Gunningham, Christian Downie and Howard Bamsey have been awarded Discovery Project grants by the Australian Research Council (ARC) for projects beginning in 2020.
Image:(Left to right) Howard Bamsey, Christian Downie, Neil Gunningham, Miranda Forsyth
The highly competitive Discovery Projects scheme provides funding for excellent fundamental research undertaken by individual researchers or research teams and aims to deliver outcomes of benefit to Australia and build Australia’s research.
The research teams awarded the grants include:
Community Rule Making in Pacific Islands as Regulation and Governance
Miranda Forsyth; Sinclair Dinnen; Philip Gibbs; Ramona Boodoosingh; Fiona Hukula; and Joseph Foukona.
The project which will be led by Dr Forsyth was awarded $589,290 will investigate the widespread phenomena of ‘community rule-making’ in Pacific Island countries.
Ultimately the researchers aim to tackle entrenched social problems and regulatory challenges in the Pacific Islands region such as violence with a particular focus on gender based violence, crime and weakening social cohesion resulting from rapid socio-economic change.
Climate Finance Initiative
This project led by Neil Gunningham was awarded $430,000 to identify the ways in which financial market regulators could best incentivise financial institutions, to adopt low carbon investments, thereby mitigating climate change.
The Climate Finance Initiative aims to have a leading role in research, policy engagement and capacity building on its two core streams of research: climate finance regulation and climate finance governance within the region.