Addressing the Agriculture, Energy, Water, Climate Change Nexus

12-13 August 2019, Canberra


Brian Dawson

Brian Dawson is a climate change and energy specialist with over 35 years professional experience working on energy and climate policy issues at domestic and international levels. He is an energy economist by training, and holds Masters degrees in both Economics and Environmental Policy and Management. He is published author on a range of climate change and energy matters.

Since 2013 Brian has been engaged as the Climate Change and Energy Adviser for DFATs South Asia Regional Program. He also provides advisory services to a range of other multilateral and regional organizations on climate change and development issues.

Prior to this he has held a range of senior positions with the Australian Government and several international organizations of positions. In the past 20 years he has held the positions of: Principal Climate Change Adviser, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (Noumea, New Caledonia); AusAID Climate Change Adviser, Climate Change Adviser, United Nations Development Program (New York), Manager, Emissions Quantification, Monitoring and Verification Branch (Australian Greenhouse Office), and Director, Energy Division, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (Fiji). He has extensive experience in climate change and energy issues in a developing country context.

Energy, Agriculture and Rural Development