Professor Mark Howden

Director, Climate Change Institute
ANU College of Health & Medicine

Professor Mark Howden is a global expert on climate science and is Director of the Climate Change Institute at ANU. He is a Vice Chair of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and sits on the Australian National Climate Science Advisory Committee.

Professor Howden is an expert on how climate variability and climate change will impact on food production and food security and how to adapt to those impacts. He has also developed the national and international greenhouse gas inventories for the agricultural sector and assessed sustainable methods of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.

He is a former Chief Research Scientist at CSIRO Agriculture.

Key interests

Climate change adaptation
climate change mitigation
managing climate variability
science-policy

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27 April 2016
The Australia Labor Party has announced a new climate change policy ahead of the federal election. The policy outlines higher...