John Connor (Australia)

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John Connor is the Chief Executive Officer of the Climate Institute of Australia, a bi-partisan policy think-tank primarily funded by a private donation.[1]

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,[2] up to date evidence on Australia’s greenhouse pollution profile and analysis of community opinions on climate change and climate change solutions.[3]

Connor has expressed strong support for carbon pricing in Australia as it has reduced pollution as the economy has grown.[4]

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  1. ^ Karen Percy (27 October 2005). www.abc.net.au Carr concerns overshadow Climate Institute launch. The World Today. Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
  2. ^ www.news.com.au[dead link]
  3. ^ www.news.com.au[dead link]
  4. ^ Katharine Murphy (22 June 2014). "John Hewson warns of 'scaremongering' on climate policy". theguardian.com (Guardian News and Media). Retrieved 25 June 2014. 

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