Howard Bamsey is an Honorary Professor at RegNet and is Adjunct Professor at the ANU Climate Change Institute and at the University of Sydney. As of January 2019, he is the appointed Chair of the Global Water Partnership (GWP). He was Executive Director at the Green Climate Fund from January 2017 until July 2018. Previously he was Director General of the Global Green Growth Institute for a year until early 2014.
He has served as Special Adviser on Sustainable Development to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Special Adviser on Green Growth to AusAID. Earlier he was Australia’s Special Envoy on Climate Change, a Deputy Secretary in the Australian Public Service and CEO of the Australian Greenhouse Office. He held several appointments at ambassadorial level during over twenty five years in the Australian foreign service. He is one of Australia’s most experienced negotiators, playing a key role in international climate change negotiations.
Climate change; climate change policy; energy efficiency; international negotiations; sustainable development policy; and public policy
The following was originally published on the Global Water Partnership (
With a federal election looming, Australia’s top mandarins will once again be turning their minds to the incoming government briefs, the so-called blue book if the Coalition is returned and the red book if Labor is elected.
The world is different following adoption of the Paris Agreement on 12 December. We now have a new orientation for the global economy set by the ambition of governments to put a limit to climate change.
What role will India play in the climate negotiations?
For those who have been impatient to see the Turnbull government change position on climate change, the successful Australian campaign to return to the chair of the Board of the Green Climate Fund
In this interview, RegNet Adjunct Scholar Howard Bamsey discusses what can be and, as a former negotiator, what he hopes will be achieved in Paris during the United Nations Framework Convention on
Two articles by Howard Bamsey and Frank Jotzo write that while this new climate plan won’t solve Obama’s climate change dilemma, it will make a difference to the US energy
Adjunct Professor, Howard Bamsey, has been awarded an AM in the 2013 Order of Australia Honours announced on 26 January.