Michelle Lyons

Research Fellow, Indo-Pacific Development Centre
Areas of expertise

Climate change policy, climate finance, climate change implementation and evaluation

Michelle Lyons
Biography
Publications

Michelle Lyons is a Research Fellow (part-time) in the Lowy Institute’s Indo-Pacific Development Centre where she works on international climate change policy and climate finance. She has more than a decade of experience working in the Australian Public Service and at the Australian National University on international and domestic climate change policy development, implementation and evaluation. Michelle is a member of the ANU Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions.

She is currently completing her PhD at ANU on the roles of public investment in the transition to net zero emissions. Michelle is a recipient of the prestigious Sir Roland Wilson Scholarship.

Go big or go home: Australia should invest at scale in Southeast Asia’s energy transition
Go big or go home: Australia should invest at scale in Southeast Asia’s energy transition
The Paris Agreement will not succeed if the bid for net zero in Southeast Asia fails.
Australia and Japan must recast their energy relationship
Commentary
Australia and Japan must recast their energy relationship
Originally published in Nikkei Asia
Down or out: The future of fossil fuels at COP28
Down or out: The future of fossil fuels at COP28
Record attendance by oil, coal and gas lobbyists shows how seriously the industry is taking this conference – and the gap remaining to any deal.
Global Stocktake: Unlocking trillions for climate action
Global Stocktake: Unlocking trillions for climate action
The Paris Agreement’s assessment of climate policies finds some good news, but massive room for improvement.
Climate justice: friendshoring, China’s supremacy and America’s IR Act
Climate justice: friendshoring, China’s supremacy and America’s IR Act
The goal of ensuring equitable outcomes through the energy transition must be global.
The Fix: How we tell stories about ourselves
The Fix: How we tell stories about ourselves
Your weekly Interpreter feature about issues, resources or helpful distractions that might otherwise be missed.
International shipping: a missed opportunity to reduce emissions
Commentary
International shipping: a missed opportunity to reduce emissions
Originally published in the Samoa Observer
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