Stephen is the Executive Director Climate Change and Sustainability, Australian Capital Territory Government. Prior to this, he was the CEO of climate change think tank Beyond Zero Emissions. He has worked on renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable transport, emissions trading and climate change for over 20 years. His experience covers village scale renewable energy projects in Fiji, Solomon Islands and Kiribati, climate policy as a senior executive in the Australian government, and international climate policy adviser with the OECD in Paris, France. Stephen worked on the design of Australia’s mandatory renewable energy target in the late 1990s, as well as on Australia’s clean energy future package. Stephen is Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Environmental Studies at University of New South Wales, Visiting Fellow at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at ANU and Co-Founder of the Energy Freedom Alliance.
Beyond Zero Emissions is a climate change think tank based in Melbourne, Australia. Its goal is to transform Australia from a 19th century fossil fuel based, emissions intensive economy to a 21st-century renewable-energy-powered clean-tech economy.