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Ellie Martus

Griffith University

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Dr Ellie Martus is a Lecturer in Public Policy at Griffith University, Australia. Her research interests include environmental institutions and policy capacity, extractive industry responses to climate change, and climate politics in Russia. Current projects include climate policymaking in Russia, and the politics of climate change in major coal producing states.

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Climate policy and politics Fossil fuels

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Martus, E. & Fortescue, S. (2022) “Russian coal in a changing climate: risk and opportunities for government and industry.” Climatic Change, 173:26, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-022-03420-0.

Martus, E. (2021) “Policymaking and Policy Framing: Russian environmental politics under Putin.” Europe-Asia Studies, 73:5, 869-889.

Wu, F. and Martus, E. (2021) “Contested Environmentalism: the politics of waste in China and Russia.” Environmental Politics, 30:4, 493-512.

Fortescue, S. and Martus E. (2020) “Black Jack: Russia’s coal industry in the age of climate change.” OstEuropa, 7:9, 103-130.

Martus, E. (2017) “Contested Policymaking in Russia: industry, environment and the “best available technology” debate.” Post-Soviet Affairs, 33:4, 276-297.

Martus, E. (2017) “Lake Baikal: a study of the Russian environmental policy process.” Demokratizatsiya, 25:2, 137-153.

Martus, E. (2017) “Russian Environmental Politics: state, industry and policymaking.” Routledge: Abingdon, 232 pages.

Martus, E. (2018) Russian Industry Discourses on Climate Change in M. Poberezhskaya and T. Ashe (eds.), “Climate Change Discourse in Russia: past and present.” Routledge: Abingdon, 97-112.

Martus, E. (2019) “Russian Industry Responses to Climate Change: the case of the metals and mining sector.” Climate Policy, 19:1, 17-29.

Martus, E. (2021) “Can climate laggards change? Russia, like Australia, first needs to overcome significant domestic resistance?” 10 November, The Conversation,

Martus, E. and Petersson, S. (2020) “Can Georgia develop a strong policy on climate change?” OpenDemocracy, 2 March.

Martus, E. (2019) “It’s Time for Russia to Get Serious About Climate Change.” Moscow Times, 20 February.

Martus, E. (2018) “A Dirty Business: Russia, Climate Change and the Mining Industry.” for climatestrategies.org.