Peter Drahos holds degrees in law, politics and philosophy and is admitted as a barrister and solicitor. He has published widely in law and social science journals on a variety of topics including contract, legal philosophy, telecommunications, intellectual property, trade negotiations and international business regulation. He has worked as a consultant to government, international organizations and international.
Along with his colleauge Professor Neil Gunningham he is working on a three year ARC project on global energy governance. The project is investigating the links between the climate change regime, the energy regime and the trade regime. Effective climate change mitigation cannot take place without effective energy governance, globally and nationally.
In the future the trade regime may become more closely linked to climate change goals. This project aims to understand the linkages between these regimes and how countries can best facilitate the transition to a low carbon economy. Detailed country case studies are being developed for this purpose.