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Don Henry AM

Melbourne Enterprise Professor of Environmentalism at the University of Melbourne

Professor Don Henry AM is based at The University of Melbourne as the Melbourne Enterprise Professor of Environmentalism for the Sustainable Society Institute and the Melbourne Business School.

He provides leadership in the fields of environmental policy development and reform, climate change, and sustainability. Don is an International Board Member of The Climate Reality Project chaired by the Hon. Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States.

In 2018 Don was awarded an Order of Australia (AM) for his work in protecting Australia’s native wildlife and environment.

His current program is to support implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change. This work aims to encourage greater ambition in its implementation and to build support for strengthened national commitments. Don and his team are highlighting the role of key strategic countries in the implementation of the Agreement, such as India, the Philippines, Indonesia, China, Australia, South Africa, and Brazil.

Previously Don has been CEO of the Australian Conservation Foundation and WWF Australia, a Director of WWF US and the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland.

See Don Henry AM at the Better Futures Forum:

Thursday 19 August, 12.00pm - 12.30pm AEST 
PLENARY - BREAKOUT INTRODUCTION: Australians are ready for decisive climate action

Thursday 19 August, 12.30pm - 1.20pm AEST
BREAKOUT SESSION: Justice for people on the pathway to zero emissions