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Howard Bamsey is Chair of the Global Water Partnership and Honorary Professor in the School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University. He is member of the Board of the Climate Policy Initiative and Climate Works Australia.
He was previously Executive Director at the Green Climate Fund and Director General of the Global Green Growth Institute. He has served as Senior 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 in the Australian foreign service. Bamsey was educated at the University of Queensland and the Harvard Business School.
Climate change; climate change policy; energy efficiency; international negotiations; sustainable development policy; and public policy
Was COP26 a success? Howard Bamsey speaks to ABC News
ANU RegNet’s Honorary Professor Howard Bamsey says the COP26 call for nations to phase down unabated coal power and “inefficient fossil fuel subs
Howard Bamsey interviewed on ABC Radio National on COP26
Honorary Professor Howard Bamsey has spoken to ABC Radio National about net zero carbon emissions and how Australia could do better.
Morrison’s visit to Glasgow climate talks likely to hinge on net zero deal
Ahead of the upcoming United Nations COP26 Glasgow summit in November this year, Honorary Professor Howard Bamsey was quoted in Sydney Morning Herald on Australia’s net ze
Honorary Professor Howard Bamsey interviewed on ABC's PM about the implications of Australia joining a UN climate investment initiative
Professor Howard Bamsey talks about the implications of Australia joining the UN Coalition for Cli
Pressure builds on Australia despite delay to international climate talks - Professor Howard Bamsey speaks to Brisbane Times
Professor Howard Bamsey talks about how Australia will be expected to bring a strong package of policies to the United Nations climate talks at COP26 in Glasgow next year.
RegNet researchers awarded ARC Discovery Project grants
We are delighted to announce that RegNet’s Miranda Forsyth,
ABC Big Ideas panel - Climate Change and Health
Climate change poses a serious risk to public health: more bushfires, heat related deaths and hospitalisations, diminished safe drinking water, reduced crop production, and a growth in vector, and
Symposium highlights flickers of hope for tackling climate change
We are privileged to be alive at a time when we can still act to combat climate change and acting will require a transformation of systems, including transport, energy and our food systems.
Honorary Professor Howard Bamsey appointed Chair of Global Water Partnership (GWP)
The following was originally published on the Global Water Partnership (
Election 2016: do we need to re-establish a department of climate change?
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 Paris Agreement: suddenly it all seems possible
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.
Where the Paris negotiations go now - Adjunct Professor Howard Bamsey interviewed on ABC Radio show PM
What role will India play in the climate negotiations?
Australia's 'prickly' relations with EU hamper climate diplomacy - Adjunct Scholar Howard Bamsey interview in The Interpreter
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
Obama's energy legacy
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
Howard Bamsey with Frank Jotzo on the Climate Change Authority's draft recommendations
Australia can cut emissions deeply, cheaply, with benefits
Howard Bamsey on Australia and climate change negotiations: at the table, or on the menu?
In this Lowy Institute paper, RegNet Adjunct Professor and former Special Envoy on Climate Change, Howard Bamsey writing with Kath Rowley, argues that not paying proper attention to the current int
Climate change expert, Howard Bamsey, receives AM
Adjunct Professor, Howard Bamsey, has been awarded an AM in the 2013 Order of Australia Honours announced on 26 January.
Climate Finance Initiative
The Climate Finance Initiative, located within the world-renowned School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) in the Australian National University’s College of Asia and the Pacific, aims to p