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Earlier this month the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a sobering special report arguing that globally we a decade to complete greenhouse mitigation measures, to limit the global temperature […]
China operates on a scale that outclasses every other country, and are taking climate change seriously. As the world’s biggest polluter many would say that this is the way it […]
In 2005 China was home to 16 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world, but today it is the world’s leading producer of renewable energy sources. It has […]
China is poised to step into the leadership void left by the Trump administration’s likely withdrawal from international climate politics, write Nicholas Procter and Benjamin Habib in Asian Currents. The […]
Environmental engagement with the DPRK based on mutual interests around climate change could offer a path toward regional stability.
On Friday 27th November I joined 60,000 other concerned citizens in Melbourne for the People’s Climate March, the first of a number of networked actions which took place around the […]
North Korea is vulnerable to climate change, and experiences problems of food insecurity. It has an active relationship with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), brought on largely […]
On Wednesday 1st July 2015, I delivered a guest lecture entitled “North Korea, Climate Change and Capacity-Building” to students completing a Design Research Studio in the Master of Landscape program […]
The North Korean government would appear to have a compelling prima facie self-interest in participant in the global climate change mitigation and adaptation project centred on the UN Framework Convention […]
Here is my latest article publication building on my work on North Korea and the UNFCCC… Habib, B. (2015) ‘Balance of Incentives: Why North Korea Interacts with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’. Pacific Affairs, 88(1): 75-97.
Climate change is the defining social, economic and political issue of the 21st century. On Friday 20th March I was invited to speak at the VCE Teachers Conference in Melbourne, […]
In this presentation I explore the North Korean government’s commitment to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change through the prism of institutional socialisation theory. Despite complying with its obligations […]
When we think of North Korea, we think of a nation determined to be an outsider in the international community. Whether it’s testing nuclear weapons or threatening London hairdressers, the […]
On the 5th of May 2014 I was invited to deliver a guest presentation for the third year undergraduate subject Crises and Risk in International Relations at Deakin University. In […]
This article was originally published in East Asia Forum, 9th November 2013. — North Korea is a curious case among Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change […]
Presentation at Korea Update 2013, Korea Institute, Australian National University, 11th October 2013. — Why does North Korea engage with the international climate change regime, centred on the United Nations […]
Korean Studies Association of Australasia – 8th Biennial Conference, 27-28 June 20113, Australian National University, Canberra. — This project is the latest manifestation of a project that began with my […]
Negotiating teams representing countries from around the world have converged this week in Doha, Qatar, for the 18th conference of parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, […]
BY BEN HABIB. The North Korean government has every reason to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and participate in the global climate change mitigation project. As early as August 2002, […]