Author: AII

Building Island Climate Resilience

The India-led effort to provide infrastructure for Pacific island states vulnerable to climate change is a concrete outcome from COP26 and backed by Australia   By Lisa Singh, CEO Australia India Institute   As world leaders met at the G20 and COP26 in an effort to accelerate action on climate change, a smaller but highly …

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The CECA: Roadmaps for the Australia – India Economic Relationship

There is increased momentum for the negotiation of an Australia-India FTA, known as the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA). This year, the two countries reaffirmed their commitment to conclude a CECA, including reaching an interim early harvest agreement by December 2021, and concluding the negotiations on a full CECA by the end of 2022. Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott will be …

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Media Release: New Consulate-General in India a welcome move

18 November 2021 The CEO of the Australia India Institute, the Hon. Lisa Singh, welcomes the announcement of a new Australian Consulate-General in Bengaluru, India as a boon for Australian – Indian relations. Ms Singh said the decision, based off a recommendation in the India Economic Strategy by former Secretary of DFAT and diplomat Peter …

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AII Fellows’ Series: Denationalising Indian Environmental Issues

National histories, as is often the case, tend to reflect the parochial visions and grandiose territorial posturing of their governments. Environmental issues (think climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic), in contrast, reveal the fissures and poverty of such nationalist narratives. This presentation will offer new ways of thinking about ‘Indian’ environmental issues from a denationalised …

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