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RESEARCH & POLICY

Richie Merzian

Richie Merzian is the Director of the Climate & Energy Program at The Australia Institute.

Richie has worked at the Australian Department of Climate Change and the Department of Foreign Affairs for almost a decade and was involved in both domestic and international climate and energy agendas.

He was Australia’s lead negotiator on adaptation to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and helped coordinate the Green Climate Fund Board during Australia’s tenure as Chair. Richie also has degrees in Law and Economics from Sydney University.

Richie was involved in setting up the Australia Youth Climate Coalition and undertook the Climate Reality training in 2007.


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“Our latest research has found that two-thirds of Australians believe the country is facing a climate emergency and that the Government should mobilise all of society to tackle the issue, like they did during the World Wars.“



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The National Climate Emergency Summit will convene practitioners, advocates, governments, youth leaders and industry innovators to unpack what a climate emergency response could look like at local, national, and global levels.



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