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Jonathan is an Assistant Professor in the Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society, where he teaches International Relations. Previously he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance (2015-19) at the University of Canberra, where he worked with Professor John Dryzek on his Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship project, ‘Deliberative Worlds: Democracy, Justice and a Changing Earth System’.
He completed his PhD in philosophy at the Australian National University, graduating in 2014. His thesis explored opportunities for reaching a fair agreement between developing and developed countries in global climate change negotiations. Before joining the University of Canberra he taught climate and environmental policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU (2011-14), and was a Visiting Fellow at the Development Policy Centre at ANU from 2014-19.
Jonathan’s research interests include the ethical and political dimensions of global climate change policy, global environmental governance, development policy and ethics, and global justice.
He has a Masters' degree in development studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and undergraduate degrees in arts and law from the University of Sydney. Previously he worked as a policy and program manager with the Australian Government's international development assistance program (AusAID, 2003-09).
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
PhD, Australian National University
2009 → 2013
Award Date: 18 Jul 2014
2005 → 2006
Award Date: 31 Dec 2006
Visiting Fellow, Development Policy Centre, Australian National University
2014 → 2017
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National implementation of global goals: Coherence between Nationally Determined Contributions and the Sustainable Development Goals
Pickering, J., Persson, Å., Linnér, B., Maltais, A. & Singh, P.
1/01/19 → 30/11/22
Democratising sustainability transformations: Assessing the transformative potential of democratic practices in environmental governancePickering, J., Hickmann, T., Backstrand, K., Kalfagianni, A., Bloomfield, M., Mert, A., Ransan-Cooper, H. & Y. Lo, A., Jan 2022, In: Earth System Governance. 11, p. 1-14 14 p., 100131.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Between environmental and ecological democracy: theory and practice at the democracy-environment nexusPickering, J., Backstrand, K. & Schlosberg, D., 2 Jan 2020, In: Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning. 22, 1, p. 1-15 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Editorial › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile24 Citations (SciVal)46 Downloads (Pure)
Conditional nationally determined contributions in the Paris Agreement: foothold for equity or Achilles heel?Pauw, W. P., Castro, P., Pickering, J. & Bhasin, S., 20 Apr 2020, In: Climate Policy. 20, 4, p. 468-484 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Hammond, M., Dryzek, J. & Pickering, J., 2020, In: Contemporary Political Theory. 19, 1, p. 127-141 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/debate › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile7 Citations (SciVal)37 Downloads (Pure)
Democratising planetary boundaries: Experts, social values and deliberative risk evaluation in Earthsystem governancePickering, J. & Persson, Å., 2 Jan 2020, In: Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning. 22, 1, p. 59-71 13 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile19 Citations (SciVal)8 Downloads (Pure)