Dr Luke Kemp

Honorary Lecturer

I am a Doctor in International Relations (2017), Honourary Lecturer with the Fenner School of Environment and Society, and Senior Economist with Vivid Economics. My expertise is environmental and climate policy, having advised the Australian parliament on the ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. I am passionate about exploring the governance of emerging technological systems, including geoengineering, AI and synthetic biology. I hold both a Doctorate in International Relations (2016) and a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with first class honours from the ANU (2011). I am a regular media commentator and my research has been covered by international media outlets such as the New York Times, the Guardian, the Washington Post, and the New Yorker.

  • Kemp, L 2017, 'Better out than in', Nature Climate Change, vol. 7, no. 7, pp. 458-460pp.
  • Kemp, L 2016, 'Bypassing the "ratification straitjacket': reviewing US legal participation in a climate agreement', Climate Policy, vol. 16, no. 8, pp. 1011-1028pp.
  • Kemp, L 2016, 'Framework for the future? Exploring the possibility of majority voting in the climate negotiations', International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 757-779.
  • Kemp, L 2016, 'US-proofing the Paris Climate Agreement', Climate Policy, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 86-101pp.
  • Kemp, L & Jotzo, F 2015, Delaying climate action would be costly for Australia.
  • Jotzo, F & Kemp, L 2015, Australia can cut emissions deeply and the cost is low.
  • Kemp, L, Sackett, P & Jotzo, F 2015, Sub-National Climate Policies: How does the ACT compare?, ACT Cimate Change Council, Canberra.
  • Kemp, L 2014, Realpolitik and Reform at Rio+20: The Politics of Reforming the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).