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Dr Rowena Maguire

Dr Rowena Maguire

Lecturer in the School of Law at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Rowena’s doctoral work focused on Global Forest Governance and her current research interests include REDD+, FLEGT, Forest Certification, Kenyan Forest Policy, Vietnamese Forest Policy, Chinese Forest Policy, displacement and natural resources, international climate regulation and justice, Australian regulation of forests and land use planning, indigenous rights, and the role of courts in promoting sustainability. She has been awarded a number of competitive AusAID tenders to carry out capacity building training in relation to sustainability and climate change in China, Vietnam and Kenya. In addition, Rowena has undertaken consultancy work for the Burnett Mary Regional Council on Environmental Banking, Earthsystems Australia (in preparing a training course for AusAID staff on environmental impact assessments), and GIZ. She was awarded a Queensland Government Fellowship to undertake further research in forest carbon regulation in China (2011) and an International Canadian Research Linkages Award to explore climate litigation and policy and indigenous interests. Rowena is currently working with a number of NGOs, government representatives and universities in Kenya to explore REDD+ regulatory issues.


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A key area of research at 4CMR over the past 5 years has been the development of the Future Technology Transformation model, used in exploring how policies influence global technology and carbon. This includes an on-line visualisation tool so you can view our results.

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4CMR works closely with the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance, with overlapping interests, skills and projects. C-EENRG is also located in the Department of Land Economy, with a core mission to "conduct integrative research on the governance of environmental transitions, understood as social and technological processes driven by environmental constraints that lead to fundamental changes in social organisation."

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