Events May 2018

29
May
2018

Greening the EBRD through its Accountability Mechanism?

Associate Professor Susan Park, University of Sydney

Emerging from the rubble of the Cold War, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was, until 2016, the newest of the big Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs).

29
May
2018

The Green Climate Fund, climate finance, and the imperatives and pathways for global transformation

Howard Bamsey, Executive Director, Green Climate Fund and Mr Patrick Suckling, Ambassador for the Environment, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Reaching the ambitions of the Paris Agreement will require global changes towards low-carbon, climate-resilient economies.

30
May
2018

PNG aid evaluation forum: drought, roads and health

Various speakers

PNG is Australia’s largest aid recipient, receiving over $500 million a year in development assistance.

30
May
2018

Who really are the poor? Measuring poverty with multiple dimensions

Putu Geniki Lavinia Natih, PhD Candidate at Oxford University.

The trend in poverty is a litmus test of the social quality of economic systems; a poverty measure provides a basis to evaluate the effectiveness of welfare policies and acts as a powerful instrument to focus policy makers’ attention on the living cond

30
May
2018

Investing in change: the path to a decarbonised world

Mr Howard Bamsey, Executive Director, Green Climate Fund, and many more.

Which areas is it fair and reasonable for a university to invest in? What does forward-looking and ethical investment mean for an organisation like ANU?

30
May
2018

Removing reform roadblocks: do we need a hero, a window, more willpower - or something else?

This year is the 30th anniversary of the introduction of the Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS) which removed the right to free university education.
30
May
2018

paradigm_shift: people movement

The politics of people movement is a defining feature of the 21st century, with profound ramifications for every country in the Asia Pacific region, including Australia.

31
May
2018

Country Roads: China's Economic Statecraft Across Asia and Europe

James Reilly
Drawing upon my current book manuscript, this talk will explore how Chinese leaders' dependence upon economic agencies, state-owned enterprises and local officials shapes both the strategies and effectiveness of China's economic statecraft. Drawing upon years of field research across mainland Asia and Europe, this presentation will spotlight key findings from my comparative case studies on North Korea and Myanmar, as well as from across Eastern and Western Europe.
31
May
2018

Film screening: We Don't Need a Map

The Southern Cross is the most famous constellation in the Southern Hemisphere. Ever since colonisation it has been claimed, appropriated and hotly-contested for ownership by a radical range of Australian groups.

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