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Paul Govind is a Lecturer at the Centre for Environmental Law at Macquarie University Law School. He completed a BA/LLB (Hons) at Macquarie and a LLM at Sydney University focusing on distributive justice and funding for climate change adaptation. He is currently a PhD Candidate at the Australian National University College of Law and the Crawford School of Public Policy exploring funding for climate change adaptation and the right to development.

Research interests

Paul's research interests include climate change law, human rights and the environment, environmental finance and disaster risk management through environmental law and policy with a particular focus on the relationship between environmental sustainability, development and the reduction of poverty


  • LAWS540 - Local Government and Planning Law
  • LAW 861 - Local Government and Planning Law
  • LAWS569 - International Environmental Law
  • LAW 860 - International Environmental Law
  • LAWS561 / 564 - Advanced Legal Research Project (Supervisor)
  • LAW 895 - Legal Research Dissertation (Supervisor)

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Research Outputs

Seeds of change: applying transformative learning and thinking in relation to students responding to climate change challenges

Govind, P., Davies, K., Lee, R. & Riddell, T., 2018, Handbook of lifelong learning for sustainable development. Leal Filho, W., Mifsud, M. & Pace, P. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 359-376 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Natural disaster and climate change

    Govind, P. J. & Verchick, R. R. M., 1 Jan 2015, International Environmental Law and the Global South. Alam, S., Atapattu, S., Gonzalez, C. G. & Razzaque, J. (eds.). New York: Cambridge University Press, p. 491-507 17 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)