Dr Melanie Pill

Research Fellow, Indo-Pacific Development Centre
Areas of expertise

Climate change, including climate change adaptation, loss and damage, international policy, and climate finance; and small island developing states

Dr Melanie Pill
Biography
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Dr Melanie Pill is a Research Fellow at the Lowy Institute. She oversees and progresses the climate change portfolio of the Institute’s Indo-Pacific Development Centre.

Melanie has extensive knowledge and expertise in climate change adaptation, mitigation, and loss and damage. Her experience attending negotiations of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) allows her to link the challenges of climate change in the Indo-Pacific with global policymaking, economic development and finance.

Melanie has been a consultant for regional organisations and governments in the Pacific, providing advice on matters relating to resilience-building in the region and development of Vanuatu’s Nationally Determined Contribution to the UNFCCC. In her previous roles in Australian government departments and the Institute for Climate Energy and Disaster Solutions, she established strategies to reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions and developed principles for locally-led adaptation projects in Southeast Asia.

Melanie has an Honours degree in Economics from Germany, and a Master of Environmental Management and Development as well as a PhD from the Australian National University.

A new global climate finance goal must balance need with political reality
A new global climate finance goal must balance need with political reality
Support from rich countries to poor ones is at the heart of the Paris Agreement – still the question remains how much?
COP28 agreement marks a milestone but does not go far enough
Commentary
COP28 agreement marks a milestone but does not go far enough
Originally published on Nikkei Asia
Half time at COP28: Reflections from Dubai
Commentary
Half time at COP28: Reflections from Dubai
Originally posted in The Samoa Observer
Half time at COP28: Reflections from Dubai
Half time at COP28: Reflections from Dubai
A new loss and damage fund is real progress­ – but on its own is far from enough.
Integrating planned relocation in national climate action
Commentary
Integrating planned relocation in national climate action
Five key insights for consideration by governments and policymakers.
Global Goal on Adaptation: Shaping a new framework at COP28
Global Goal on Adaptation: Shaping a new framework at COP28
Crafting a common metric might be a negotiator’s nightmare but it’s never been more urgent to help the world's most vulnerable.
The world energy outlook: The good, the bad, and the ugly
Commentary
The world energy outlook: The good, the bad, and the ugly
Originally published in Samoa Observer, 6 November 2023.
The world energy outlook: The good, the bad, and the ugly
The world energy outlook: The good, the bad, and the ugly
Where does the global transition to net zero currently stand, where can it improve and where can it go wrong?
Climate negotiations in a fossil fuel state: What to expect from COP28
Climate negotiations in a fossil fuel state: What to expect from COP28
Even with outcomes uncertain, there are three big topics likely to dominate the upcoming talks in Dubai.
ABC Radio National Breakfast
05 October 2023
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