Shafiqul Huque is interested in public policy and administration and development. He is interested in exploring issues related to climate change in developing countries with two specific objectives. The first objective is to identify the factors that drive developing countries to make adjustments in the policy and administrative structures to comply with internal and external needs and demands resulting from climate change. The second objective is to examine the consequence of these changes and their impact on the capacity of governments and quality of governance.
Stephen McBride investigates the relationship between policies promoting economic growth and green economy solutions to climate change issues; institutional constraints on green economy strategies, including those posed by international trade and investment agreements and national policies of budgetary austerity; and possibilities for policy change.
Robert O'Brien is interested in the global political economy and international politics of climate change. This includes issues such as the North-South debate, role of TNCs, social movement responses, climate refugees, and the politics of climate change denial. He teaches a graduate course on the global political economy of climate change and an undergraduate course on the politics of climate change.
Tony Porter has focused on the changing character of global governance and transnational business regulation, including the role in these of private authority, the management of low-frequency high-impact risks, expert knowledge, temporality and materiality, all of which are relevant to climate change. He has a particular interest in the auto and mining industries.