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Donald Henry

Melbourne Enterprise Professor Of Environmentalism
Architecture, Building And Planning
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Prof

Donald Henry

 
Division
Architecture, Building And Planning
 
Primary Interest
International climate change policy; environmental policy; Indigenous conservation outcomes; collaborative processes for forest protection and use.
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Prof

Donald Henry

 

Professor Don Henry AM is based in the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute as the ‘Melbourne Enterprise Professor of Environmentalism’.

Don's role is to stimulate and enhance public debate and policy by working with researchers, government, civil society, global institutions, and business.

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 engagement program is to support implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change, negotiated by the global community in December 2015. 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.

Don is also leading work examining and encouraging Indigenous and conservation outcomes in Northern Australia and collaborative processes for forest protection and sustainable use in Victoria and Tasmania.

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

Projects

Displaying the 3 most recent projects by Donald Henry.

Additional Information

2012 to Present: International Board Member, Al Gore's The Climate Reality Project. 2010 - 2012: Vice Chairman, Ecotrust Australia (a not for profit to promote sustainability with indigenous Australians). 2006 and 2009: President, Australian Committee of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). 1985 to 1990: Commissioner, Australian Heritage Commission. 1984 to 1988: Councillor and Executive member of the Australian Conservation Foundation. 1979 to 1982: President, Moreton Island Protection Committee.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2018

Australian Government

2013

Prime Minister's Environmentalist of the Year

United Nations Association of Australia

2008

Not For Profit CEO of the Year

Equity Trustees

2001

Centenary of Australia medal - for leadership and service to the environment movement and environmental protection

Australian Government

1991

Global 500 Roll of Honour - outstanding practical achievements in the protection and improvement of the environment

United Nations Environment Programme

2003

Dunstan Fellow - The Don Dunstan Foundation - University of Adelaide


1988

Honorary Professorial Fellow, Griffith University, Queensland


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Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Melbourne Enterprise Professor Of Environmentalism

Architecture, Building And Planning

Education

Education


Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management (Harvard Business School)

Harvard University

Post Graduate Studies in Anthropology - Aboriginal (Uni of Queensland)

The University of Queensland

Bachelor of Science (Uni of Queensland)

The University of Queensland