John Connor (Australia)
Initially trained as a lawyer and working in the Land and Environment Court of NSW he subsequently became a researcher for Peter MacDonald the Independent member for Manly. After that he spent three years running the Nature Conservation Council of NSW and in 1999 he took up the job as Campaigns Director for the Australian Conservation Foundation. He then worked as Campaigns Manager for World Vision, where he also co-convened Make Poverty History Australia. He was appointed CEO of the Climate Institute of Australia in 2007.
In his time at the Climate Institute Connor has overseen the release of a series of reports on Australia's Climate Change response, including economic modeling on how Australia can reduce emissions and maintain a growing economy, up to date evidence on Australia’s greenhouse pollution profile and analysis of community opinions on climate change and climate change solutions.
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