Don Henry

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Donald Hugh Henry

Don H Henry is currently a Public Policy Fellow in Environmentalism at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne. In his work at the University, Don draws upon his extensive experience with environmental policy in order to write on the effectiveness of collaborations across society. His focus will be on climate action and durable policy reform in the Asia-Pacific region. He is also an International Board member of Al Gore’s ‘Climate Reality Project'. Prior to this, Don Henry was the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Conservation Foundation from 1998 until 2014. In 2013, he won the United Nations Association of Australia Prime Minister's Environmentalist of the Year Award, recognising his work advocating for a strong Murray-Darling Basin Plan and working to establish the Tasmanian Forest Agreement with industry, government, unions and environment groups. Henry has led ACF since 1998, helping it to become a strong advocate for the environment by promoting solutions through research, consultation, education, partnerships and advocacy. In 2008, Henry won the Equity Trustees Not For Profit CEO of the Year award. In 1991 Henry was awarded a Global 500 Environment Award from the United Nations Environment Program in recognition of outstanding practical achievements in the protection of the environment.

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