Associate Professor of Government and Director of Environmental Studies Peter Cannavò presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Australian Political Studies Association in Sydney, in September.
His paper, "Civic Republicanism, Place, Stability, and Climate Change: The Case for Mitigation," called for a continued focus on mitigation of climate change rather than a shift to a primary focus on adaptation. The paper highlighted moral and political arguments for mitigation and climate stability. Cannavò argued that climate stability supports a strong societal sense of place, which, in turn, enables a robust, civic republican conception of self-government. He also participated in a workshop on the future of environmental movements.