Reuben Makomere

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Reuben Makomere

PhD Candidate

Room 1.20 , Faculty of Law

613 6226 2066 (phone)

613 6226 7623 (fax)


Reuben has a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B Hons) as well as a Post Graduate Diploma at Law from Kenya. He also has a Master of Science degree, with distinction, from the Tongji University: UN Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development in Shanghai China.  He is an admitted advocate of the High Court of Kenya and have a professional background and experience in international environmental governance, with a focus on climate change governance.


Co-evolution and Re-alignment: Exploring Adaptive Complexity in Marine and Climate Governance Regimes

Climate change has brought unprecedented challenges to global well being. This is compounded  by the complex inter-linkages in science, technology, economies and governance, especially in the age of globalisation. These complexities have manifested themselves in governance responses to environmental challenges. With oceans, being complex and critical systems of climate control, it has become imperative to explore the reflection of these systemic linkages in climate and ocean governance regimes. This research will explore this question, looking into how international environmental law has adapted to this complexity, with a focus on climate change and marine governance from a systems perspective.


  • Prof Jan McDonald
  • Dr Jeffrey Mcgee


Makomere, R. Guo R. 2016, Navigating Complexity in Social - Ecological Systems: A Synthesis Framework of the Adaptive Governance Regime. Journal of Business Management and Social Science Research Vol 5 No 6

Juma, D. W. Makomere, R. Hongtao, W. Fenting, L. 2016. Adaptive Co-evolution: Realigning Water Governance to the Changing climate. in Reconsidering the Impact of Climate Change on Global Water Supply, Use and Management: IGI Global ISBN 13: 9781522510468

Mbeva, K. L. Makomere, R. 2015. Orchestrating Environmental Sustainability in Free Trade Agreements. Responsible Natural Economies Issue Paper 007/2015. African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) Press ISBN 9966-41-177-1