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Dr Ian McGregor

Lecturer, Management Discipline Group
Core Member, CCS - Cosmopolitan Civil Societies
Associate Member, CCG - Centre for Coporate Governance
BA (Hons) (Strathclyde), MSc (LondonBS), PhD (UTS)
 
Phone
+61 2 9514 3240

Research Interests

Global Clmate Change Policy, International Climate Change negotiations

Can supervise: Yes

Conferences

McGregor, I.M. & Baer, P. 2009, 'What we need from the Copenhagen Climate Summit - and are unlikely to get!', Klima2009, Klima, Hochschule fur Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg (Hamburg University of Applied Sciences), Germany, Online Global Climate Change Conference, pp. 1-19.
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Developed countries have yet to show a serious commitment to making the required reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Emissions reductions in developing countries, especially those with large national emissions, particularly China and India, are also critical for an effective international agreement. Both India and China, however, have per capita emissions and incomes that are much less than US levels, and are therefore unlikely to be willing to commit to emission reductions until the developed countries are clearly committed to and have begun taking serious measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Developing countries are skeptical, given the lack of evidence of zero-carbon economies, that emissions reductions of the necessary global scale would not dramatically constrain poverty alleviation, economic growth and human development. We need a climate regime will allow for global emissions to come rapidly under control, even while the developing world vastly scales up energy services in its ongoing fight against endemic poverty and for human development. The Greenhouse Development Rights framework provides an approach under which this can occur by allocating national shares of global obligations on the basis of a combined indicator of capacity (based on income and national income distribution) and responsibility (contribution to climate change).
McGregor, I.M. 2008, 'Warming as Usual - Radical Change to International Political Economy Required to Address Climate Change', URPE at ASSA, Union for Radical Political Economics (URPE), New Orleans.
Abstract Dangerous climate change is the greatest threat humanity has ever faced. Our international and national environmental governance systems have so far failed to effective deal with it. Global warming is now reaching dangerous levels. The Greenhouse Development Rights Framework provides a way of gaining international agreement to the type of emergency climate protection pathway urgently needed.
McGregor, I.M. 2008, 'Warming as usual - Radical change to international political economy required to address climate change', Contemporary Issues For Heterdox Economics: Proceedings Refereed Papers Seventh Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, Australian Society of Heterodox Economists, Sydney, Australia, pp. 175-191.
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McGregor, I.M. 2008, 'Organising to influence the global politics of climate change', Proceedings of the 22nd ANZAM Conference, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, ANZAM, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 1-15.
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Many organisations have sought to influence the outcome of the international public policy process on climate change. This research compares two contrasting non-governmental network organisations that were particularly important and influential participants in the process of developing international public policy on climate change. These are Climate Action Network and Global Climate Coalition, both formed in 1989; the former by a range of international environmental organisations and the latter by US business organisations. This research examines the emergence of both these organisations and the major role played by each of these organisations in forming broad competing international climate change policy coalitions including state and non-state actors. It concludes that they were both very strategic actors in an extremely complex policy process.
McGregor, I.M. 2007, 'Limiting Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions - An Urgent and Overdue Ecological Economics Measure on Climate Change', The 2007 ANZSEE Conference Papers, The 2007 ANZSEE Conference " Re-inventing Sustainability: A climate for change", ANZSEE, Noosa, Queensland, Australia, pp. 1-20.
Scientists have been warning about the danger from global warming for almost 20 years and our national and international governance systems have failed to deliver policies to effectively address this planetary emergency. After reviewing the reasons for the failure of our political, social and economic systems to make an effective response, it discusses why it is critical that we limit average global warming to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels. Given that this will require ensuring that greenhouse gas emissions peak by 2015 and are then significantly reduced to 25% of 2000 levels by 2050, this is an enormous challenge. It is a challenge, however, that needs to be urgently addressed, as the risks to the future of humanity of allowing warming to exceed 2°C are potentially enormous and disastrous.
McGregor, I.M. 2007, 'Climate Change - Urgent International Action Needed!', The Eighth Asia-Pacific NGO Environmental Conference (APNEC-8) - Conference Papers, The Eighth Asia-Pacific NGO Environmental Conference (APNEC-8), University of Sydney, University of Sydney,Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-15.
Conference Papers published - not peer-reviewed
McGregor, I.M. 2007, 'Civil society, policy coalitions and the international politics of climate change', UTS CONFERENCE ON COSMOPOLITAN CIVIL SOCIETIES - Program and Abstract Booklet, UTS CONFERENCE ON COSMOPOLITAN CIVIL SOCIETIES, UTS, Sydney, UTS, Sydney, pp. 17-17.
Abstract of Conference Paper
McGregor, I.M. 2006, 'Power, profits and the planet - fossil fuel corporations putting profits before planet - promoting burning as usual!', Essays in Heterodox Economics: Proceedings of Fifth Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, Society of Heterodox Economists, Sydney, Australia, pp. 314-323.
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Thompson, D.G. & McGregor, I.M. 2005, 'Self and peer assessment for group work in large classes', Making a Difference: 2005 Evaluations and Assessment Conference, Evaluations and Assessment Conference, Institute for Interactive Media and Learning, Sydney, Australia, pp. 41-52.
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McGregor, I.M. 2005, 'Corporate capitalist hegemony: why it is a major barrier to ecological and social alternatives', Other Worlds Social Movements and the Making of Alternatives, Other Worlds Social Movements and the Making of Alternatives, -, Sydney, Australia.
McGregor, I.M. 2005, 'The eco-politics of global warming', Ecopolitics XVI - 2005, Ecopolitics, -, Brisbane, Australia.
Grob, S.M. & McGregor, I.M. 2004, 'Sustainable organisational procurement - a progressive approach towards sustainable development', A Future that Works: Economics, Employment and the Environment - Proceedings Refereed Papers, A Future that Works: Economics, Employment and the Environment, Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE), Newcastle, Australia, pp. 1-16.
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McGregor, I.M. 2004, 'An integral ecology of commerce to avoid dystopia', 18th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management: "People First - Serving our Stakeholders", Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, ANZAM, Dunedin, New Zealand, pp. 1-13.
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McGregor, I.M. 2004, 'The corporate sector - a major barrier to moving to ecological rationalism from economic rationalism', Ecopolitics XV Conference Proceedings - "Environmental Governance: Transforming Regions and Localities, Ecopolitics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-16.
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McGregor, I.M. 2004, 'Moving to ecological rationalism from economic rationalism - a necessary transition for ecologically sustainable development.', 5th APRU Doctoral Students Conference - Abstracts, 5th APRU Doctoral Students Conference - Research at Pacific Rim Universities: Economic, Scientific and Cultural Perspective - The Way Forward., University of Sydney and APRU, Sydney, Australia.
McGregor, I.M. 2003, 'An ecologically sustainable business sector within an ecologically sustainable society', Ecological Economics Think Tank, Auckland, New Zealand.
McGregor, I.M. 2002, 'Is Australia progressing towards ecologically sustainable development?', ANZ Society for Ecological Economic Conference, ANZ Society for Ecological Economic Conference, Sydney, Australia.
McGregor, I.M. 2002, 'Is Australia progressing towards ecologically sustainable development?', ANZ Society for Ecological Economic Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Journal articles

Riedy, C. & McGregor, I.M. 2011, 'Climate governance is failing us: We all need to respond', Portal Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, vol. 8, no. 3 (Sept 2011), pp. 1-9.
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Peer reviewed introduction to the Special Issue on Global Climate Change Policy: Post-Copenhagen Discord, guest edited by Chris Riedy and Ian M. McGregor, University of Technology, Sydney
McGregor, I.M. 2011, 'Disenfranchisement of countries and civil society at COP-15 in Copenhagen', Global Environmental Politics, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 1-7.
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Subject Headings: â UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP) (15th : 2009 : Copenhagen, Denmark) â Climatic changes -- Congresses. â Environmental management -- Citizen participation -- Congresses. â Environmental policy -- Citizen participation -- Congresses.
Thompson, D.G. & McGregor, I.M. 2009, 'Online self- and peer assessment for groupwork', Education & Training, vol. 51, no. 5/6, pp. 434-447.
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Group-based tasks or assignments, if well designed, can yield benefits for student employability and other important attribute developments. However there is a fundamental problem when all members of the group receive the same mark and feedback. Disregarding the quality and level of individual contributions can seriously undermine many of the educational benefits that groupwork can potentially provide. This paper aims to describe the authors' research and practical experiences of using self and peer assessment in an attempt to retain these benefits.
McGregor, I.M. 2007, 'Fire up: climate change', U, vol. 2007, no. 7, pp. 6-7.
Article on Climate Change
McGregor, I.M. 2006, 'Corporate capitalism: a major barrier to ecologically and socially sustainable development alternatives', Portal: journal of multidisciplinary international studies, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 1-26.
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Grob, S.M. & McGregor, I.M. 2005, 'Sustainable organisational procurement: a progressive approach towards sustainable development', International Journal of Environment, Workplace and Employment, vol. 1, no. 3/4, pp. 280-295.
McGregor, I.M. 2003, 'Is Australia progressing towards ecologically sustainable development', Environmental health, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 31-45.
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Non traditional outputs

McGregor, I.M. 2007, 'Climate Change - No Easy Answer', Boardroom Radio, Sydney.
Interview/Presentation http://boardroom-pc.streamguys.us/files/5SIS/5SIS200710102/