Ushana Jayasuriya

Postgraduate Research Student

Thesis Title

Just Transitions and Indigenous Rights


  • Professor Jeremy Moss (primary)
  • Professor Paul Patton (secondary)
  • Professor Benjamin Newell (secondary)
  • External: Dr Krushil Watene (secondary, Massey University of New Zealand)


The concept of a just transition has been gaining traction politically as states look to move to renewable energy. I aim to bring together the two concepts of "climate justice" and "indigenous rights" to present a holistic discussion on how indigenous climate interests are relevant and affected by a just transition.