Centre for World Environmental History

Julian Stargardt

Education outline and Selected Qualifications

Law graduate
Postgraduate interdisciplinary international law research
Postgraduate Certificate in Principled Negotiation and Mediation
Accredited Mediator

Career Summary


Legal Consultant; University Lecturer; Polar Research; United Nations agency Country Head of Legal.


CEO of an Asia Pacific consulting firm providing specialist advice, analysis, and research to private and public sector clients. The practice focuses on global change* and Asia Pacific economic and environmental issues including: natural resources, infrastructure utilities, manufacturing, communications, information technology; compliance; governance; risk analysis; treaties and claims; documentation, mediation and arbitration, and environmental issues, especially climate and global change adjustment, adaptation and mitigation. Arbitrator, Adjudicator and Mediator of international disputes.

Fellowships and Selected Public Service

Fellow, Royal Geographical Society
Chairman, HKIAC-HKMC Commercial Mediation Interest Group (2009-’10; 2010-’11)
Committee Member, HKIAC-HKMC Committee (2009-’10; 2010-’11)
Editorial Board Member, Asian Dispute Review – Asia’s premier peer reviewed ADR journal
Clerk (Chair), FWCC-AWPS Global Change Committee
Member, Friends (Quakers) World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) Global Change Steering Committee
Delegate, COP-15, Copenhagen; Delegate COP-16, Cancun
Member, Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel (CALC)
Member, Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA / Chatham House)
Co-founder, Asia Pacific Global Change Forum

Publications in 2010 include:

Copenhagen and the Future – Welcome to the Brave New World of Global Change, Feb., Offshore Investor; Hong Kong & China 2010, May Offshore Investor; From Copenhagen to Cancun, June, Institutional Investor; Hong Kong Companies Update, June, Offshore Investor; Mediation Ethics and the Law, Nov., ADR; (co-author) FWCC Global Change Study Pack.

Lectures – Too many to list. Lectures in 2010 include: 

New China’s Economy, June, Offshore Investor Shanghai Conference; Mediation, How Not to Mediate, May, HKIAC Mediation Roundtable (co-organiser)

*The term “Global Change” is used to describe the interconnection and integration of all change, e.g. the interconnection between environmental, economic, societal, and climate change and is defined at pg 1 in the paper “Friends and Global Change”, AWPS, 2008