Flagships

Community empowerment, transformative cities, and building a climate-resilient economy

Australian cities are lagging behind in their Global Sustainability Index scores with no Australian city making the top 30. This index ranks 100 leading global cities on the three pillars of sustainability (people, planet and profit) as well 32 other different indicators that are closely aligned with the United Nation's sustainable development goals (SDG). This indicates that long-term planning is crucial for major Australian cities in order to achieve a degree ...

Circularity and sustainability towards zero waste

Leveraging on JCU Singapore campus’ strategic location within the ASEAN business hub, CITBA’s Circular Economy and Sustainability (CES) flagship brings multidisciplinary expertise from across the three JCU campuses to uniquely weave social and environmental sciences into evaluations of real business models in line with the framework of sustainable development. Our flagship collaborates with private and public sector partners to embed circularity into real-world business models and communicate its relevance ...

Asian trade in an era of neo protectionism

In today’s international trading environment, two key areas of research of have emerged. The first of which examines non-protectionist trade policy and the implementation of non-tariff measures, in particular, the use of technical barriers to trade (TBT) and sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures. According to World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, WTO members are authorised by the WTO TBT/SPS Agreement to implement a range of protective measures that endeavour to protect human, ...

Asian Tourism: Market Trends and Intelligent Futures

In the twenty-first century, Asia has emerged both as a prominent source market for international tourists and a compelling destination for inbound travellers. The markets are, however, dynamic and evolving as the demographics of the key source countries shift, technology alters the experiential landscape, and sustainability and health issues demand ever-increasing attention. The researchers in this flagship program bring international acumen from across the Asian region - Singapore, Indonesia, India, Iran, ...