Emma Aisbett is a Fellow at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) and Associate Director, Research for ANU Grand Challenge – Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia Pacific. Emma’s research is characterized by a set of recurring themes, which include economic globalization, environmental policy, developing countries, and political economy. She is best known for her work on international investment agreements where she has influenced both academic debate and policy. On this topic Emma has been an invited expert at both the OECD and the UN Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). She is also an approved supplier of policy advice to developing countries through the UK Governments TAF2+ initiative.
The Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia Pacific Grand Challenge aims to provide research and engagement supporting a rapid, just and sustainable transition to zero-carbon energy in the region. In particular, the project focuses on Australia’s potential to contribute by exporting zero-carbon energy and zero-carbon energy-rich products, as well as policies, frameworks, and technologies that can be use throughout the Asia-Pacific and beyond. More information on the Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia Pacific Grand Challenge is available here.
Emma contributes to Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia Pacific both as a researcher and as the Associate Director, Research. In the latter role Emma helps a diverse team of social and physical scientists, legal scholars and engineers work with each other and collaborate with external stakeholders to achieve trans-disciplinary research outcomes. Her own research on the project focuses on how international governance – especially international economic law – can support trade and investment toward a rapid, just and sustainable transition to zero-carbon energy.
- International governance for sustainable development
- Trade & Environment
- International investment governance
- Political economy of trade policy
- International political economy
- Energy transition
- Foreign direct investment in developing countries
A unique research project at The Australian National University to explore home insulation and electricity use has been named the 2020 winner of the Icon Water and ActewAGL Perpetual Endowment Fund
Health and environmental standards are at risk of manipulation by governments during the global coronavirus crisis, new research from The Australian National University (ANU
Why the coronavirus pandemic could be good news for the environment – Dr Emma Aisbett interviewed by ABC Radio Australia
Dr Emma Aisbett Fellow at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) and Associate Director, Research for
Working with ActewAGL, the research team will evaluate the extent to which poorly insulated homes limit people’s ability to control bills when on demand management rates such as time-of-use.
In 2018 a team led by the ANU Energy Change Institute won the [University’s Grand Challenge Scheme, receiving $10 million in funding over five years for the Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific pro