Climate and Environmental Governance Network (CEGNET)

Christian Downie on Australia's role at the G20 - SBS News

RegNet Fellow Christian Downie was interviewed on SBS News on June 25, 2019, just prior to the start of the G20 Summit held in Osaka, Japan.

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G20 flags_Image: Downing Street (CC)

Why China and Europe should form the world’s most powerful ‘climate bloc’

It seems almost certain that US President-elect Donald Trump will walk away from the Paris climate agreement next year. In the absence of US leadership, the question is: who will step up?

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Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, on the left, shaking hands with Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China at Diaoyutai State Guest House for the 18th EU-China Summit in Beijing in July 12, 2016.

Canada - Australia's canary in the coalmine on ISDS?

Kyla Tienhaara’s research on inter-state dispute settlements (ISDS) has informed a new Get Up! report titled, The Canary in the Coalmine: a cautionary tale of trade: Canada’s experience of investor-state dispute settlement under NAFTA.

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The geopolitical rationale for climate action

In a new paper published in Global Policy, Peter Drahos and I argue that not only is there a strong economic and moral case for such action, but there are good geopolitical reasons too.

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Map of the world Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay under Pixabay Licence

Three shifts in US energy policy

The US is the world’s largest gas producer, the world’s largest oil producer and it has the largest coal reserves on the planet.

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The Climate and Environmental Governance Network (CEGNet) engaged in theoretical, empirical and interdisciplinary research on:

  • institutions of regulation and governance (for example, property rights, markets, trade regimes, treaties, national laws
  • organizational actors (for example, states, governments, international organizations, corporations, NGOs)
  • and the ways in which relationships and influences amongst them affect the capacity of societies to respond to environmental change and crisis.


The Climate and Environmental Governance Network (CEGNET) comprised academic staff from RegNet, including research and postdoctoral fellows and PhD scholars.


Research projects

CEGNET research projects, research outcomes and project resources.

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View a selection of publications from our academics and PhD students.

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Updated:  10 August 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, RegNet/Page Contact:  Director, RegNet