Dr Sabine O’Hara







President-Elect ISEE; Dean College of Ag, Urban Sustainability & Environmental Sciences, Washington DC

Dr. O’Hara is a respected author, researcher and higher education executive, and is well known for her expertise in sustainable economic development, global education and executive leadership. She has experience in virtually every aspect of university administration including curriculum development, strategic planning, program accreditation, international partnerships and research collaborations.Sabine works at the University of the District of  Columbia, which is the only public university in Washington DC and the only urban landgrant university in the US. Since her arrival in 2012, she has been pioneering urban agriculture and urban sustainability solutions that improve food security and the quality of life of under-served communities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihggjsrzUcA


Professor Robert Costanza






Professor Robert Costanza is a Chair in Public Policy at Crawford School of Public Policy. He is also currently a Senior Fellow at the National Council on Science and the Environment, a Senior Fellow at the Stockholm Resilience Center, an Affiliate Fellow at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, and a deTao Master of Ecological Economics at the deTao Masters Academy, China

Professor Costanza’s transdisciplinary research integrates the study of humans and the rest of nature to address research, policy and management issues at multiple time and space scales, from small watersheds to the global system. He is co-founder and past-president of the International Society for Ecological Economics, and was founding editor of the society’s journal, Ecological Economics. He currently serves on the editorial board of ten other international academic journals. He is also founding editor in chief of Solutions (www.thesolutionsjournal.org) a unique hybrid academic/popular journal.

Professor Costanza is the author or co-author of over 500 scientific papers and 27 books. His work has been cited in more than 17,000 scientific articles and he has been named as one of ISI’s Highly Cited Researchers since 2004. More than 300 interviews and reports on his work have appeared in various popular media.


Professor Snow Barlow





Chair, Victorian Endowment for Science ,Knowledge and Innovation, Professor of Horticulture and Viticulture at the University of Melbourne

Snow is a UNE Rural Science graduate who has worked in climate change research, research funding and policy for more than 30 years. As a Chief Scientist within the Commonwealth Department of Primary Industries he was a member of the Australian Delegation to the Kyoto CC negotiations. Recently he has chaired the Expert Advisory Panel directing the Department’s Carbon Farming Futures Climate Change RDE program , co-ordinated the Primary Industries Adaptation Research Network of NCCARF the Departments and directed the development of a Climate Change Research Strategy for Primary Industries. His current research investigates the Adaptation of the Australian Wine Industry to climate change . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3leQRhAWHqo


Dr Haydn Washington







Author, Demystifying Sustainability, UNSW

Dr. Haydn Washington has a thirty eight year history as an environmental scientist, writer and activist. He has a degree in ecology, a Masters of Science in eco-toxicology (heavy metal pollution), a Dip. Ed., and a Ph.D. ‘The Wilderness Knot’ in Social Ecology (2007). Haydn was worked as an Investigations Scientist in CSIRO, Director of the Nature Conservation Council of NSW (1988), as an environmental consultant, and as a Director of Sustainability in Local Government. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2ms-D3d2Dg


Associate Professor Ralph Chapman

Associate Professor Ralph Chapman • Director, Graduate Programme in Environmental Studies
Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand • Tel +64 4 463 6153 or +64 21 725 742 ·http://www.victoria.ac.nz/sgees/about/staff/ralph-chapman

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Ralph is an economist who has worked in government, consulting, and the academy. Having helped negotiate the Kyoto Protocol in another life, his interests have turned to practical ways of doing something about climate change – that is, mitigation policies in transport, energy, housing and cities.

He teaches at Victoria University of Wellington, where he heads the Environmental Studies programme. He is also a co-director of the NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities, an urban research network:  http://sustainablecities.org.nz/members/ralph-chapman/ .

In late 2014, a ‘housing and health’ research team, of which he is a member, received the New Zealand Prime Minister’s Science Prize for 2014.

You can google him at ‘Ralph Chapman’ and check out his publications at http://www.victoria.ac.nz/sgees/about/staff/staff-publications/publications-ralph-chapman


Professor Rui Cunha Marques






Global Leader in Local Government Sustainability, Instuto Superior Técnico, Portgual

He is the author of over 400 scientific publications in several countries, including 10 books and two theses and more than 130 refereed journal articles. He also produced more than 300 technical reports. Currently he is a permanent consultant of the World Bank and in the past he collaborated with other international organisations, such as the European Investment Bank, the European Union, the United Nations and the Millennium Challenge Corporation, as well as with other government entities and public and private companies from several countries. He has developed work in more than 20 countries in the five continents.