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