Biography

Arjuna Dibley is a JSD candidate at Stanford Law School where he does research on climate change law and policy. His doctoral work is on the relationship between regime types and climate law, and particularly explores why climate laws fail in democracies. His research project is comparative in nature and explores this topic through its economic, political and psychological dimensions.

Prior to commencing his JSD, Arjuna worked as an attorney and consultant for a number of developing country governments in Asia, Latin America and Africa and multilateral donors advising on climate law and finance. He has particular expertise in programs for reducing emissions from the land use sector, and has helped in the design of financial instruments and legal frameworks to  support REDD+ and other sustainable land use projects.  
 
Arjuna has been widely recognized for his work, winning a General Sir John Monash Scholarship to complete his graduate studies at Stanford, an award recognizing him as the best lawyer under 30 in Australia, a ‘New Voice’ award from the leading foreign policy think tank in Australia – the Lowy Institute – and a Prime-Minister’s Australia-Asia Award. Arjuna has undergraduate degrees in Asian and Pacific Studies and Law from the Australian National University.