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John Connor

John Connor is CEO of The Climate Institute. He joined the Institute in March 2007 after working as Campaigns Manager at World Vision where he was also a co-convenor of the Make Poverty History campaign. He has been a leader in environment organisations like the Australian Conservation Foundation and the NSW Nature Conservation Council.

Articles by John Connor (3)

  • The Paris agreement: a global turning point requires domestic realignment

    It's done: for the first time, the world has a truly universal agreement on climate change. It's not perfect, but the agreement will boost the momentum to modernise and clean up economies. Clean energy in the global power sector, already outstripping fossil fuel investments, is now set to become the dominant source of electricity. Over the last decade or more, momentum has been building.
  • COP21 midpoint: How are we tracking?

    Three weeks ago our Deputy CEO, Erwin Jackson wrote for The Interpreter that there was optimism going into the Paris climate negotiations because the process has been set up to avoid a repeat of the chaotic and disappointing Copenhagen negotiations in 2009. At this mid-point in the negotiations, a stock take of action so far shows this still holds true.