Sydney Environment Institute


Key members of the SEI team

Professor David Schlosberg

Educational Abbreviations
B.A. (Honors), University of California Santa Cruz, PhD, MS, University of Oregon PhD,
SEI Role 1
Pillar 1
Sydney Environment Institute
SEI Role 2
Pillar 1
SEI Role 3
Key Researcher
Pillar 1
HfE Observatory
Department of Government and International Relations
School of Social and Poliical Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The University of Sydney
Interest areas
Environmental political thought, environmental and climate justice; climate change politics and adaptation.
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David Schlosberg is Professor of Environmental Politics in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, and Co-Director of the Sydney Environment Institute. He is known internationally for his work in environmental politics, environmental movements, and political theory – in particular the intersection of the three with his work on environmental justice. He is the author, most recently, of Defining Environmental Justice (Oxford, 2007); co-author of Climate-Challenged Society (Oxford, 2013); and co-editor of both The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society (Oxford 2011), and The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Political Theory (Oxford 2016). Professor Schlosberg’s current research includes work on climate justice – in particular justice in climate adaptation strategies and policies, and the question of human obligations of justice to the nonhuman realm. He is also examining the sustainable practices of new environmental movement groups – in particular their attention to flows of power and goods in relation to food, energy, and sustainable fashion. And he continues with theoretical work at the interface of justice, democracy, and human/nonhuman relations in the Anthropocene.

Selected publications

  • Professor David Schlosberg
  • Adaptation Deliberation Case Study: City of Sydney