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Do Nudges Work? Debate over the effectiveness of ‘nudge’ provides a salutary lesson on the influence of social science

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 29/07/2022 - 8:00pm in

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Two recent papers have again brought into question the value and effectiveness of ‘nudge’ based policy interventions. Tony Hockley argues that as much as these studies reveal about nudge policies, they say more about the complex way social and behavioural science concepts have moved into the mainstream of policymaking. Pursuing impact can be a disturbing … Continued

Reclaiming Economics for Future Generations - book review

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 29/07/2022 - 2:38am in

Reclaiming Economics illustrates the frustrations students of economics encounter and offers some thoughts of how to reclaim the subject for the 21st century, finds Orlando Hill

Starmer promises fudge, waffle and betrayal

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 28/07/2022 - 10:21pm in

The direction Starmer has set out for the Labour Party is a reminder why he is not up to the job, writes Sean Ledwith

Sunak and Truss: Whoever wins, we lose - CounterBlast

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 28/07/2022 - 12:00am in

Following their recent TV debates, Terina Hine explains why Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss represent more of the same, but with a notable shift to the right

Audrey White: Why I confronted Keir Starmer - video

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 27/07/2022 - 11:41pm in

Audrey White, who recently confronted Labour leader Keir Starmer in Liverpool, speaks to Counterfire's Shabbir Lakha on Starmer, Labour and the fight for change

Morrison defends skipping Parliament, saying he can continue to not work remotely from Tokyo

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 26/07/2022 - 9:45am in

Former PM Scott Morrison says the outcry about his plans to skip the first week of Parliament in favour of a trip to Japan is unfounded, pointing out that technology these days means it’s possible to not do any work from anywhere in the world.

“That’s one of the great things about the world today,” Morrison explained. “It doesn’t matter whether you’re in Sydney, Canberra, London or Tokyo, you can do absolutely nothing from wherever you are. So sure, I’ll physically be in Tokyo, but I’ll be able to log on and contribute absolutely fuck all to the advancement of Australia as usual. It will be as if I’m sitting literally right there in Parliament. I’ll be ‘not working remotely’, if you like.

Morrison said one of the advantages of travelling to Japan was the negligible time difference between the two countries. “When I travelled to England, I’d do nothing all day, and then have to wait until late at night to do nothing again during the Australian working day. Whereas with Japan, I can be doing nothing during daylight hours”.

CPD G20 Seminar Series: Unlocking Innovative Financing Schemes and Islamic Finance to a Just Energy Transition

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 25/07/2022 - 5:30pm in

CPD G20 Seminar Series: Unlocking Innovative Financing Schemes and Islamic Finance to a Just Energy Transition in Emerging Economies

In a G20 Seminar cohosted by the Centre for Policy Development, Climateworks and NGO partners across the region, expert panelists looked at how we finance, manage and collaborate on energy transition across our region and the world.

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Key note speakers were Indonesian Vice President Ma’ruf Amin, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Arifin Tasrif and Mahendra Siregar, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, Financial Service Authority (OJK).

In his opening remarks, CPD CEO Andrew Hudson emphasised the need for cooperation to address the challenges that Australia and Indonesia share in the two nations’ decarbonisation pathway, as the world’s two largest coal exporters.

“If Australia and Indonesia can decarbonise, any nation can”, he said.

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READ CENTRE FOR POLICY DEVELOPMENT CEO ANDREW HUDSON'S OPENING REMARKS

ANDREW HUDSON, CEO, CENTRE FOR POLICY DEVELOPMENT

OPENING REMARKS TO THE G20 UNLOCKING INNOVATIVE FINANCING SCHEMES AND ISLAMIC FINANCE TO ACCELERATE A JUST ENERGY TRANSITION IN EMERGING ECONOMIES SEMINAR SERIES 

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ON BEHALF OF THE ORGANISERS, WE ARE HONOURED BY THE PARTICIPATION OF HIS EXCELLENCY VICE PRESIDENT MA’RUF AMIN, HER EXCELLENCY MINISTER OF FINANCE SRI MULYANI INDRAWATI, HIS EXCELLENCY MINISTER OF ENERGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES ARIFIN TASRIF, HIS EXCELLENCY CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF THE FINANCIAL SERVICE AUTHORITY MAHENDRA SIREGAR, PROFESSOR BAMBANG BRODJONEGORO, PAK YUDO PRIAADI. I WELCOME ALL SPEAKERS AND PARTICIPANTS, ONLINE AND IN THE ROOM.

THIS OFFICIAL G20 EVENT IS A REMINDER THAT CLOSE, INTELLIGENT COOPERATION IS THE KEY TO ACCELERATING THE ENERGY TRANSITION ACROSS ALL ECONOMIES WHILE MEETING DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND ENSURING THE PROSPERITY OF ALL NATIONS.

THE OPPORTUNITY THIS GATHERING REPRESENTS IS ENORMOUS; THE PRIZE ON OFFER IS INVALUABLE AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF FAILURE TOO GRAVE TO CONTEMPLATE.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS CAN CREATE ENORMOUS ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL BENEFITS ACROSS ALL ECONOMIES.

PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTOR INVESTMENTS MUST BE STRATEGICALLY ALIGNED SO EACH AMPLIFIES THE OTHER.

POLICY SETTINGS, BOTH WITHIN AND BETWEEN NATIONS, MUST DELIVER CLEAR SIGNALS THAT PROVIDE CONFIDENCE AND STABILITY TO INVESTORS AND BUSINESS.

ABOVE ALL, WE MUST BE WILLING TO EMBRACE CHANGE IN A WAY THAT PROTECTS THE WELLBEING OF THOSE MOST AFFECTED BY TRANSITION.

OUR EVENT TODAY WILL EXPLORE HOW TO FINANCE RENEWABLE GENERATION AND THE INFRASTRUCTURE THAT SUPPORTS IT IN EMERGING ECONOMIES. IT WILL EXAMINE HOW ECONOMIES LIKE INDONESIA CAN FINANCE TRANSITION AND HOW DEVELOPED NATIONS CAN ENCOURAGE THE FLOW OF PRIVATE CAPITAL.

SPEAKING AS AN AUSTRALIAN, I KNOW THERE ARE MANY CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE SHARE WITH INDONESIA IN PURSUING THE CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITION. BETTER, STRONGER, AND MORE INNOVATIVE REGIONAL COOPERATION IS URGENTLY NEEDED AS EACH ENERGY TRANSITION IS UNIQUE.

AUSTRALIA AND INDONESIA ARE THE WORLD’S TWO LARGEST COAL EXPORTERS. AS OUR EXPORT MARKETS INEVITABLY SHIFT TO CLEAN ALTERNATIVES, BE IT SOLAR, WIND OR OTHER RENEWABLES, BOTH NATIONS WILL NEED TO SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITIES OF THE NET ZERO ECONOMY AND PRODUCE THE ENERGY, MINERALS AND OTHER GREEN PRODUCTS OUR CUSTOMERS WILL DEMAND.

IF AUSTRALIA AND INDONESIA CAN DECARBONISE, ANY NATION CAN.

AUSTRALIA AND INDONESIA BOTH FACE SOCIAL, FINANCIAL AND POLITICAL CHALLENGES IN THIS TRANSITION.

SIGNIFICANT COMMUNITIES AND INDUSTRIES HAVE COALESCED AROUND LEGACY ENERGY, AND WE MUST MAKE SURE THEY LEAD THE PACK FOR OPPORTUNITIES, PROJECTS AND INVESTMENTS IN CLEAN INDUSTRIES.

THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT TRADE OPPORTUNITIES BETWEEN THE TWO NATIONS ACROSS GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIES, FOR EXAMPLE THE SUN CABLE PROPOSAL.

AUSTRALIA WILL NEED MANY OF THE RESOURCES AND MANUFACTURING INDONESIA HAS TO HELP ACCELERATE OUR TRANSITION.

IN MANY WAYS, WE EACH HOLD THE KEY TO THE OTHER’S SUCCESS.

THE CLOSER TIES BETWEEN OUR NATIONS REPRESENTED BY OUR TRADE LINKS, OUR DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS AND OUR INDUSTRIAL TRANSFORMATIONS, CAN SEE US BE MORE COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS IN DRIVING DECARBONISATION ACROSS OUR REGION.

THE RECENTLY ANNOUNCED AUSTRALIAN/INDONESIAN $200 MILLION CLIMATE AND INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERSHIP IS A STEP IN THIS DIRECTION.

A CLEAR ASSESSMENT OF OUR SHARED TRANSITION SHOWS THAT GOVERNMENTS CANNOT DO IT ALONE. PRIVATE FINANCE WILL BE NEEDED TO DRIVE THE TRANSITION.

ULTIMATELY THE LAST FIVE YEARS HAS SEEN A MARKED SHIFT AMONG INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS, WHO INCREASINGLY RECOGNISE THE FINANCIAL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH CLIMATE CHANGE AND ARE TILTING THEIR INVESTMENTS GREEN.

SIMILARLY SOVEREIGN EXPORT FINANCE AGENCIES ARE INCREASINGLY WITHDRAWING FROM COAL PROJECTS DUE TO OUR COMMON CLIMATE COMMITMENTS.

COUNTRIES WHO WANT TO BE IN THE RACE FOR GLOBAL CAPITAL WILL NEED CREATE NEW INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES CONSISTENT WITH MEETING OUR PARIS AGREEMENT GOALS.

IN THE LEAD-UP TO THE G20 LEADERS’ SUMMIT, AND FOLLOWING ON FROM THE RECENT SYDNEY ENERGY FORUM, WE HAVE A POWERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO CALL FOR SUCH ACTION.

OUR FIRST PANEL WILL DISCUSS HOW INNOVATIVE PUBLIC FINANCING CAN HELP WITH ENERGY TRANSITION AND FACILITATE THE FLOW OF GREATER CAPITAL.

OUR SECOND PANEL WILL DISCUSS HOW PRIVATE FINANCE CAN HELP ACHIEVE NET ZERO EMISSIONS AND LOOK AT THE CONDITIONS INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS NEED TO DEPLOY CAPITAL.

AND OUR LAST PANEL EXPLORES HOW WE CAN HELP LOCAL ECONOMIES MOST AFFECTED BY ENERGY TRANSITION TO SEIZE NEW OPPORTUNITIES AND FLOURISH.

FROM FINANCE AND INVESTMENT CONDITIONS TO THE CALCULATION OF SOCIAL COSTS, THE CATALYSTS FOR TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE ARE PARTICIPATING TODAY.

CPD, IN COLLABORATION WITH CLIMATEWORKS AND OTHER PARTNERS, COMMITS TO ENSURING THIS EVENT IS NOT JUST A ONE-OFF – BUT RATHER IS THE START OF ONGOING DIALOGUE ESPECIALLY BETWEEN AUSTRALIA AND INDONESIA, THAT EXTENDS BEYOND THIS YEAR’S INDONESIAN PRESIDENCY OF THE G20, INTO AND BEYOND NEXT YEAR’S INDONESIAN CHAIRING OF ASEAN, TO HELP SUPPORT AN EFFECTIVE ENERGY TRANSITION IN OUR REGION.

THANK YOU

ENDS

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Future Ready – Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 25/07/2022 - 1:00pm in

Future Ready – Opportunities to reform the Bali Process

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Future Ready is a report from the Secretariat of the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration that sets out an eight-step plan to strengthen and clarify the Bali Process so countries in the Indo-Pacific can manage forced migration crises in a way that is durable, effective and humane.

The eight point plan includes:
1. Clearer strategy and stronger leadership
2. A third rotating Co-Chair position and preconditions for Bali Process membership
3. Investments in technical capability and less formal meetings
4. Streamlining of existing work
5. Strengthening and clarifying the Regional Support Office (RSO)
6. Diversifying investment into the Bali Process
7. Elevating engagement with other regional bodies, particularly ASEAN
8. Prioritising early warning capabilities and responses to known movements

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Future Ready At a Glance

ADFM Future Ready Bali Process Paper 1

ADFM Future Ready Bali Process Paper 2

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Future Ready – Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 25/07/2022 - 1:00pm in

Future Ready – Opportunities to reform the Bali Process

Future Ready Feature Image

Future Ready is a report from the Secretariat of the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration that sets out an eight-step plan to strengthen and clarify the Bali Process so countries in the Indo-Pacific can manage forced migration crises in a way that is durable, effective and humane.

The eight point plan includes:
1. Clearer strategy and stronger leadership
2. A third rotating Co-Chair position and preconditions for Bali Process membership
3. Investments in technical capability and less formal meetings
4. Streamlining of existing work
5. Strengthening and clarifying the Regional Support Office (RSO)
6. Diversifying investment into the Bali Process
7. Elevating engagement with other regional bodies, particularly ASEAN
8. Prioritising early warning capabilities and responses to known movements

Download 'Future Ready'Media Release

Future Ready At a Glance

ADFM Future Ready Bali Process Paper 1

ADFM Future Ready Bali Process Paper 2

Read the Future Ready report

The post Future Ready – Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration appeared first on Centre for Policy Development.

The climate battle is the fight of the haves against the have-nots – weekly briefing

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 25/07/2022 - 8:34am in

Lindsey German on environmental crisis and the holiday tailback blame-game

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