Deepening Regional Cooperation on Sustainable Development and Climate Change

Project Summary

3 September 2018

  • Sector: Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Country location: Australia
  • Grantee: Griffith University (Griffith Asia Institute)
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Mr Rachmat Witoelar, Indonesian President's Special Envoy on Climate Change, launching the collaborative research program at Griffith University. Photo credit: Griffith University.

Project description

This project brings together experts from Indonesia and Australia in a dialogue to examine the policy and diplomatic challenges associated with sustainability and climate change, with a view to exploring opportunities for enhanced cooperation between the two countries.  The dialogue will be led by Griffith University's Asia Institute and Climate Change Response Program in partnership with the Indonesian President's Special Envoy for Climate Change.  The dialogue aims to facilitate the exchange of interdisciplinary perspectives on the challenges and opportunities faced by Australia and Indonesia in this area; identify areas of policy convergence in climate diplomacy, climate change adaptation for small island states, business sustainability and climate finance; promote research collaboration opportunities to drive regional innovation; and generate public debate and capacity building at the institutional and individual levels.  The dialogue discussions will generate both scholarly and policy relevant outputs to build awareness and highlight opportunities to advance the sustainable development and climate change agenda.

Key dates

Closed Dialogue, Brisbane, 01 October 2018 to 08 December 2018

Public Lecture, Brisbane, 01 October 2018 to 08 December 2018

  • Australia-Indonesia Institute grant offer: $25,440.00 GST in addition
  • Total project value: $35,940
  • Social media:
    • facebook.com/griffithasiainstitute,
    • @GAIGriffith,
    • @dfat,
    • #AusIndonesiaInstitute + hashtags and twitter handles of participants and topics
Last Updated: 3 September 2018