ARC Grants and other Awards
Members of ACCEL have been very successful in raising research funding for their research into Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD). In 2009, Rosemary Lyster, Tim Stephens, Simon Butt and Elisabeth Peden, and an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University, received $96,636 from the Institute for Sustainable Solutions to undertake research into the payment of environmental services for forest carbon in Indonesia. Rosemary, Tim, Simon and Elisabeth have together also been awarded a $224,000 ARC Discovery Grant to support their research in this area. Funding has been granted for 2010, 2011 and 2012.
AusAID Australian Leadership Awards Fellowship
Professor Rosemary Lyster, Dr Tim Stephens and Dr Simon Butt were successful with their AusAID Australian Leadership Awards Fellowships application. The project titled “Balancing climate change laws and policies with the needs of forest communities in Indonesia” will bring 4 Fellows from Indonesia to attend the Human Rights Advocacy Course run by Ms Irene Baghoomians; spend time as interns at the Environmental Defenders’ Office and at the Land and Environment Court; and undertake further research skills training in the Law School. The program will bring back to the Law School one of our PhD graduates, Dr Laode Syarif, who is now Chief of Cluster for Security and Justice at the NGO Kemitraan – The Partnership for Governance Reform. Dr Laode’s work includes corruption eradication and environmental law enforcement and he will be supervised by Emeritus Professor Ben Boer.