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  • Published: 12 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9781760642112
  • Imprint: Australian Foreign Affairs
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $26.00

Feeling the Heat; Australia Under Climate Pressure

Australian Foreign Affairs 12



As a new US administration edges closer to international climate action, will Australia follow suit, or risk becoming an outlier?

The twelfth issue of Australian Foreign Affairs examines the growing pressure on Australia as global and regional powers adopt tough measures to combat climate change.

Feeling the Heat looks at the consequences of splitting from the international consensus, and at how a climate pivot by Canberra could unlock new diplomatic and economic opportunities.

ANU associate professor Chris Wallace on Australia’s military-industrial complex and what it means for our stance on climate.
Griffith Asia Institute research fellow Wesley Morgan on how Australia’s climate policy affects our relationships in the Pacific.
Chief economist at the Australia Institute Richard Dennis and International Security and Affairs director Allan Behm on Australia’s efforts to block international climate action.
Climate Council CEO Amanda McKenzie on how and why Australia’s climate policy impedes its diplomacy.
Senior fellow at ASPI Andrew Bergen and former PNG government adviser Jeffrey Wall on how Australia can boost business ties in the Pacific.
Award-winning writer Richard Cooke on foreign policy jargon and how to decode it.

PLUS Correspondence on AFA11: The March of Autocracy.
Australian Foreign Affairs is published three times a year and seeks to explore – and encourage – debate on Australia’s place in the world and global outlook.

  • Published: 12 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9781760642112
  • Imprint: Australian Foreign Affairs
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $26.00

About the author

Jonathan Pearlman

Jonathan Pearlman is the editor of Australian Foreign Affairs and is a correspondent for the Telegraph (UK) and the Straits Times (Singapore). He previously worked at the Sydney Morning Herald, covering foreign affairs and politics from Canberra and Sydney. He has worked as a correspondent in the Middle East, as well as covering various international stories, including the 2008 US election and the violence in eastern Congo. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Diplomat, Good Weekend, and the Australian Book Review, and he has been a Walkley Award finalist and United Nations Media Award winner. He was born in Sydney and studied at the University of New South Wales and Oxford University.

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