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Dr Ben Milligan

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Biography

Ben is a Scientia Fellow based at the Environmental Law Cluster, Centre for Applied Economic Research, and Centre for Ecosystem Science. His interdisciplinary research, teaching and advisory work focus on:

  • Use of environmental information in public policymaking — in particular public sector accounting for environmental assets and ecosystem services using standardised statistical frameworks and approaches, and cross-sectoral development...view more

Ben is a Scientia Fellow based at the Environmental Law Cluster, Centre for Applied Economic Research, and Centre for Ecosystem Science. His interdisciplinary research, teaching and advisory work focus on:

  • Use of environmental information in public policymaking — in particular public sector accounting for environmental assets and ecosystem services using standardised statistical frameworks and approaches, and cross-sectoral development planning informed by natural capital and green growth approaches and perspectives.
     
  • Design of legal, institutional and policy frameworks for sustainable development — including a focus on integrated governance of transnational economic sectors (marine, mining, energy), and national implementation of multilateral commitments concerning the environment.

My Research Supervision


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Applied research projects relating to: 

  • Legal, policy and planning aspects of sustainable development.
  • Interdisciplinary analysis of sustainable development challenges. 
  • Natural capital accounting and assessment including ecosystem assessment.
  • Governance of climate change, energy, mining, oceans, ecosystems and natural resources generally.
  • National implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and other multilateral agreements.
  • Legal and policy challenges in low and middle income countries.

My Engagement

Illustrative appointments and public service: 

Illustrative clients and partners: 

  • National governments: Australia, Cambodia, Myanmar, United Kingdom, and others with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Intergovernmental bodies: ACP Group of States, Commonwealth, European Union, Global Environment Facility, International Maritime Organisation, Nordic Council of Ministers, UN agencies.
  • Non-governmental organisations: Global Legislators Organisation, Pew Charitable Trusts, WWF.
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