Pears - Adjunct Professor and Senior Lecturer In Environment
a senior lecturer at the Faculty of the Constructed
Environment in the RMIT School of Social Science Planning.
Alan was named on Anzac Day as a recipient of the
Centenary Medal, one of nation’s highest honours awarded
for achievements or contributions at the time of the
centenary of federation, for outstanding service to
public policy on climate change and the environment.
an engineer and educator who has worked in the energy
efficiency field for twenty years. He managed Melbourne's
Energy Information Centre during the early 1980s,
then worked in the Victorian Government's energy department
until 1991. During that period, he played a central
role in introduction of appliance energy labelling
and home insulation regulations.
Alan has been co-director of an environmental consultancy,
Sustainable Solutions. He has worked extensively on
global warming issues, including co-writing a review
of Australia's national greenhouse response strategy,
analysing the potential for cost-effective greenhouse
emission reduction in a number of industries, and
co-writing a workbook for participants in the Greenhouse
the author of a number of educational resources, including
the "Home Greenhouse Saver" for the Victorian EPA
and "Global Warming - Cool It!" for Environment Australia,
and the educational computer kit "Australian Home
Greenhouse Scorecard". Alan is also involved in development
of energy efficient products, and helped develop an
energy- and water-efficient dishwasher and drink vending
convenor of the Policy Committee of the Sustainable
Energy Industry Council of Australia.
Tate – Director, Cambiar
winner Alan Tate earned a high reputation at the Sydney
Morning Herald, reporting on environmental issues.
In the early 90's he decided to move to the electronic
media and became ABC TV News' environment reporter.
He has worked for the 7:30 Report and Lateline as
well, covering the major national and international
environmental stories of the last decade. He covered
the first Earth Summit in Rio and has recently returned
from covering the second in New York.
with companies to better understand how environmental
and social changes are affecting their operating context,
and to seek opportunities to create competitive advantage
and business value by adjusting to those changes.
Cambiar operates in the unpredictable territory between
non-government organisations’ activism and corporate
rationalism. Cambiar acts as a trusted advisor, developing
clients’ understanding of environmental and social
issues, building their credibility in addressing them,
and assisting with positioning to ensure full advantage
of their actions.
MacKenzie – Campbell School, ACT
a co-facilitator of the ACT No Waste by 2010 Professional
Development courses for schools, teachers and parents
in ACT. She is the National representative for the
Australian Association of Environmental Education
for the ACT. She has worked in the Department of Education
in ACT to reform the Year 9 curricula in ACT in accordance
with UNESCO's decade of education in ESD. Her work
is seen as National best practise for these year levels
and has been turned into a DVD for sale to other states
in Australia. She is also a mother of two.
the lead author and creator of the substantial ACT
Department of Education Youth and Family Services:
Year 9 Exhibitions Project Kit (Text,
Video and CD-ROM). This is part of ACT Education department's
response to, and is in line with, UNESCO's Global Challenges program.
Chris Ryan – Co Director Australian Centre for Science
Innovation and Society
Ryan most recent appointment has been as Professor,
Foundation Chair in Design and Environmental Studies,
RMIT University Melbourne. He has also recently been
on secondment as Senior Research Associate, Digital-Eco
Innovation Project, Lab3000, RMIT. He has also bee
a Visiting Professor, Innovation, Eco-Design and Sustainable
Consumption, IIIEE (International Institute for Industrial
Environmental Economics), Lund University, Sweden.
Professor Ryan is a Director, EcoDesign Australia
(Strategic Environmental Development: Ecodesign; Environmental
Strategy; Product Strategy; Environment and Industry
Research and Policy)
Professor Ryan is a Board Member of:-
International Eco-Innovation Lab project Europe (based
in the Oresund University, Denmark and Sweden).
International Centre for Innovation, Creativity and
Sustainability, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Scientific Advisor, Member Editorial Board, DEMI,
the UK on-line database on Design Environment, Materials
and Innovation, UK (A National Teaching and Learning
Technology Project for UK Universities).
Chair Working Party, Ecodesign and Life-cycle Analysis.
Integrated Product Policy Consultative Process, EU
Advisor, United Nations Environment Program, (Division
of Industry Technology & Economics) on Sustainable
Consumption – Policies and Approaches.
- Eco-efficiency gains from remanufacturing – a
case study of photocopier remanufacturing at Fuji
- EcoLab – A jump towards sustainability (Part 1)
- EcoLab – Learning from the information technology
revolution (Part two)
- Industrial ecology and extended producer responsibility
- UNEP Sustainable consumption – A global status
report for WSSD
- Will industrial ecology give way to service ecology?
A critical review of ideas and research on "sustainable
(product) service systems"
Butler – B.Med., DTM&H, MSc (epidemiology), PhD
a postdoctoral fellow at the National Centre for Epidemiology
and Population Health, at The Australian National
University, Canberra. In 1989, he co-founded a non-government
organisation, BODHI, that supports health, education,
and environmental projects in India and Tibet. His
main research interests concern global environmental
change and human health, global income distribution,
and the influence of economically dominant populations
upon ideology, science, and the health of disadvantaged
people. Colin specializes in Health, Ecosystem Health,
Population and Poverty Reduction. He is a co-ordinating
lead author for the Scenarios Technical Group of the
Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.
- Butler, C.D., Douglas, R.M., and McMichael, A.J.
(2001) ‘Globalisation and environmental change:
Implications for health and health inequalities’.
In: R. Eckersley, J. Dixon, R. Douglas (eds), The
Social Origins of Health and Well-being, Cambridge
University Press, Cambridge, pp. 34–50.
- For Full Publication list please see Colin’s NGO
Dumaresq – Head of Human Ecology Department, ANU
time at the Philosophy Department in the Research
School of Social Sciences, David took up organic agriculture
and the practical application of sustainable production
systems. During the 1980s he had a range of part-time
teaching positions in the Human Sciences program at
ANU while developing and operating commercial organic
farms. In 1987 he took up a part-time lectureship
in the Human Sciences Program to teach agro-ecology
and sustainable systems. In 1991 he took up a full-time
academic position in the Human Ecology Program. He
has been program convener since 1992.
- Dumaresq, D., & Greene, R. (2001) Soil Structure,
Fauna and Phosphorus in Sustainable Cropping Systems.
RIRDC 01/130. 44 pp.
- Derrick, J.W., & Dumaresq, D. (1999) 'Soil
chemical properties under organic and conventional
management in southern new South Wales' Aust. J.
Soil Res., 37, 1047–55.
- Dumaresq, D., Greene, R., & van Kerkhoff,
L. (eds) (1997) Organic Agriculture in Australia.
RIRDC 97/14. 220 pp.
- Dumaresq, D. (1997) 'Industry Profile'. In Dumaresq,
D., Greene, R., & van Kerkhoff, L. (eds), Organic
Agriculture in Australia. RIRDC 97/14: 1–4.
- Dumaresq, D., & Greene, R. (1997) 'Review
of the Organic Industry', in Dumaresq, D., Greene,
R., & van Kerkhoff, L. (eds) Organic Agriculture
in Australia. RIRDC 97/14: 95–109.
- Dumaresq, D., & Greene, R. (1997) From Farmer
to Consumer: the Future of Organic Agriculture in
Australia. RIRDC 97/13. 40 pp.
Heij, PhD – Sustainability Network Co-ordinator CSIRO
coordinates the sustainability network for CSIRO, producing
an informal newsletter every three to four weeks.
The network is a “virtual learning community, in practice”,
dedicated to the inclusive exchange of ideas and information
on sustainability and sustainable development, across
science disciplines within CSIRO and across enterprises,
professions, disciplines and generations.
is one of the few people weekly over-viewing and communicating
the latest in sustainability related research in Australia.
Her online magazines cover almost the full gamut of
research in sustainability from Australia. She has
kindly made all these online magazine newsletters
available for the book.
McAlpine – CSIRO Principal Adviser Environment
part of the team to deliver the CSIRO booklet suggesting
a general framework and suitable indicators for better
environmental management. Geoff also played a leading
role in the development of the eight modules of the
National Greenhouse Strategy (NGS) that conveyed the
breadth of CSIRO’s greenhouse-related research.
published many reports for CSIRO over the last decades.
For instance, he and Chris Mitchell, now Head of the
Australian CRC for Greenhouse Accounting wrote this
major overview of CSIRO’s work on the issues and solutions
related to the Greenhouse
Gillespie – Manager, South East Office, Resource NSW
principal interest is vermiculture. Gerry has had
numerous international speaking engagements and was
General Manager of the South East Waste Board, 2000,
and is currently the President of the Canberra and
South East Region Environment Centre. Gerry is a member
of the NSW Organics Roundtable – Policy development
NSW EPA, and was recently appointed to the Steering
Committee for the Asian Network of Organics Recycling
booklets on waste reduction for local councils in
NSW in the 1980s, and was involved in the development
of ACT communities ‘No Waste by 2010’ strategy. Gerry
was the founding Manager of Zero Waste New Zealand
Trust 1997–99. New Zealand now has more than 30 Zero
Waste councils and is the first nation in the world
to have adopted a Zero Waste target in its National
Forde – Project Director, Industry Cluster Development
Program, Business SA
the Cluster Project Director for Business SA and has
extensive experience in cluster development and alliance
building. Hugh has practiced as a management consultant
offering marketing and business development services
in South Australia, together with spending 3 years
based at the SA Employers Chamber of Commerce and
Birkeland – Author “Design for Sustainability” Earthscan
Design for Sustainability: A Sourcebook of Integrated,
Eco-logical Solutions (London: Earthscan, 2002), Janis
has worked in the field of sustainable development
for 25 years and has published widely. Recently she
played a major role in the establishment of national
environmental-education summits at universities. Amongst
her many roles she is also a member of the advisory
council to the ACT Office for Sustainability.
recent publication is Design for Sustainability: A
Sourcebook of Integrated Eco-logical Solutions, Earthscan,
Herbertson – University of Newcastle and Skye Point
is an independent consultant and Director of Skye
Point Innovation. He is also an Adjunct Professor
of Chemical Engineering at the University of Newcastle.
In recent years he has held senior technology positions
in BHP, including running the Newcastle Research Laboratories
and being General Manager Research of BHP Steel.
become increasingly committed to addressing the challenges
of sustainable development, and the need for innovative
responses based on scientific and engineering excellence.
He initiated and managed the Sustainable Resource
Processing project, with the support of significant
resource companies, CSIRO, Universities and government
organisations. The project has created a fertile framework
for innovation and improving performance, particularly
in the resource processing intense areas around Australia,
such as Kwinana.
Joe is presently
CEO of the new Commonwealth Research Centre for Sustainable
Diesendorf – Director of Sustainability Centre Pty
is vice-president of the Australia & New Zealand
Society for Ecological Economics and is Adjunct Professor
of Sustainability Policy at Murdoch University. From
1996 to 2001 he was Professor of Environmental Science
and Foundation Director of the Institute for Sustainable
Futures at University of Technology, Sydney. He was
co-founder and vice-president of the Sustainable Energy
Industries Council of Australia (SEICA), and co-founder
and president of the Australasian Wind Energy Association.
His main areas of applied research, consulting and
teaching are sustainable energy, urban transport and
sustainable development in general. He has been working
with organisations in China for five years.
Peter Newman – Director Sustainability Policy Unit,
WA Premier & Cabinet
Newman has offered to contribute a chapter after reading
our proposal. He recently finished a comprehensive
government sustainability strategy, covering 42 areas
of the WA Government. It is 234 pages long and has
produced unbelievable responses from around the world,
17,000 copies being downloaded from the web in the
first three days.
Newman normally works at Murdoch University, which
12 years ago founded the Institute for Sustainability
and Technology Policy, now the largest such body in
Australia, with 70 PhD students, 150 undergraduates,
and 100 Masters students, all studying for degrees
in sustainable development. Peter developed the State
Sustainability Strategy using 53 students as the main
human resource; the government had funded one other
Recent publications include:
- Sustainability & Cities : Overcoming Automobile
Dependence (Island Press, 1999);
- Cities and Automobile Dependence: An International
Sourcebook (Gower, 1989);
- Winning Back the Cities (Pluto Press, 1992);
- Moving Melbourne: A Public Transport Strategy
for Inner Melbourne (Inner Melbourne Regional
- Towards a More Sustainable Canberra: An Assessment
of Canberra's Transport, Energy and Land Use (ISTP,
Murdoch University, 1991);
- Housing, Transport and Urban Form (Commonwealth
of Australia – National Housing Strategy, 1993).
Burritt – Senior Lecturer, ANU School of Business
also the International Coordinator of the Asia Pacific
Centre for Environmental Accountability. Roger has
a BA (Jt Hons) (Lancaster), MPhil (Oxford), FCPA,
CA, CMA, ACIB, and teaches in Management Accounting,
Management control systems, and Environmental accounting
and reporting. Roger’s research is in the areas of
Environmental accounting and reporting in public and
private sectors, Environmental cost accounting, Mining
and environmental accountability – domestic and international
and Management accounting and control.
be developing material along with Stephan Schaltegger
for the book.
Recent publications include:
- Environmental Management for Business, 2003
(forthcoming), Greenleaf Publishing, Sheffield,
- Contemporary Environmental Accounting: Issues,
Concepts and Practice, 2000, Greenleaf Publishing,
Sheffield, UK (with S. Schaltegger), pp. 462.
- Contemporary Environmental Accounting: Issues,
Concepts and Practice, Solutions Manual. A Resource
for Course Leaders. September 2001, Greenleaf
Publishing, Sheffield, UK [with S Schaltegger],
- A list of recent of Roger’s Journal Publications
is on, http://ecocomm.anu.edu.au/nieb/research%20strength%20EAARG.htm
Courville – National Centre for Development Studies,
in the Business and Sustainability Masters-level course
titled “Greening Industry” at the ANU. She has a background
in environmental labelling in the third world, social
indicators and social accountability of companies,
and analysis of certification systems that promote
socially and environmentally responsible production
and consumption. Sasha has a particular focus on the
international organic agriculture movement, ethical
investment, and trade and environment.
Mays - B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc, MBA
retired as the Managing Director of Westpac Financial
Services in 2003. Shaun has over a decade of experience
in the financial services industry in Australia and
internationally. Prior to joining Westpac in 1999,
he held senior positions including Chief Investment
Officer of Commonwealth Financial Services and Managing
Director and Chief Investment Officer of Mercury Asset
Management. Shaun is currently a Director of Plan
International Australia Limited, a non-executive Director
of Babcock & Brown Direct Investment Fund, Director
of Investa Properties Limited a Member of the National
Environment Education Council, a Member of the Australian
Stock Exchange Listing Appeals Committee and Member
of the Environment Minister's Round Table. Shaun recently
released the Mays Report on Corporate Sustainability
– an investor Perspective.
Dovers – Centre for Resource & Environmental Studies,
activities including theoretical and policy dimensions
of sustainability, institutional arrangements for
resource management, science-policy linkages, and
Australian environmental history Steve is a co-author
of the upcoming publication Institutional change for
sustainable development (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar).
Steve is also a member of the Editorial boards of
Journal of Environmental Management, Environmental
Science and Policy and the Australasian Journal of
Environmental Management. In 2001 Steve released the
‘Institutions for sustainability’ Tela paper published
by the Australian Conservation Foundation. Available
Recent publications include:
- Connor, R. and Dovers, S. (forthcoming). Institutional
Change for Sustainable Development. Cheltenham:
- Dovers, S., Stern, D., and Young, M. (eds) (2003)
New Dimensions in Ecological Economics: Integrated
Approaches to People and Nature. Cheltenham: Edward
- Dovers, S., and Wild River. S. (eds). (2003)
Managing Australia's Environment. Sydney: The
- Dovers, S. Edgecombe, R., and Guest, B. (eds)
(2002) South Africa's Environmental History: Cases
and Comparisons. David Philip Publisher and Ohio
- Marsden, S., and Dovers, S. (eds) (2002) Strategic
Environmental Assessment in Australasia. Sydney:
The Federation Press.
- Handmer, J., Norton, T., and Dovers, S. (eds)
(2001) Ecology, Uncertainty and Policy: Managing
Ecosystems for Sustainability. Harlow: Prentice-Hall.
- Dovers, S. (2001) Institutions for Sustainability. Tela
paper 7. Australian Conservation Foundation.
- Dovers, S. (ed.) (2000) Environmental History
and Policy: Still Settling Australia. Oxford University
- For complete publications list please see http://cres.anu.edu.au/people/dovers.htm
Valerie Brown, AO – School of Resources, Environment
and Society, ANU
Val is currently
a visiting fellow in the School of Resource and Environmental
Science and the Centre for Resource and Environmental
Sciences (jointly) at the Australian National University.
As director of the Local Sustainability Project, she
is conducting research programs on local government
management, the introduction of sustainability into
public-health teaching, and whole-of-community decision-making.
Val is author of over 200 research papers and 12 books
on links between human and environmental issues, and
her work can best be summed up as “thinking globally,
- Nicholson, R., Stephenson. P., Brown, Valerie.
A. and Mitchell, K. (2002) Common Ground and Common
Sense: A Community-based Environmental Health
Action Handbook. Department of Health and Ageing,
Canberra 220 pp.
- Brown, Valerie A. Stephenson. P., Nicholson,
R., and Smith, J. (2001) Grass Roots and Common
Ground: Community-based Environmental Health Action
Planning. Department of Health and Aged Care,
Canberra 106 pp.
- Brown, Valerie A., Love, D., Griffiths, R.,
Powell, J., Murphy, A., and Walsmley, A. (2000)
Western Sydney Regional State of the Environment
Report 2000. Western Sydney Regional Organisation
of Councils, Blacktown, 250 pp.
- Brown, Valerie A. (1996) Managing for Local
Sustainability: Policies, Problem Solving, People
and Place. National Office of Local Government,
Canberra. 314 pp.
- Brown, Valerie A., Smith, D.I., Weissman, R.,
and Handmer, J. (1995) Risks and Opportunities:
Managing Environmental Conflict and Change. Earthscan,
London. 213 pp.
- Brown, Valerie A. (1995) Landcare Languages:
Talking to Each Other About Living With the Land.
National Landcare Program, Department of Primary
Industry. Canberra. 215 pp.
- Brown, Valerie A. (1995) Turning the Tide: Integrated
Local Area Management for Australia's Coastal
Zone. Department of Environment, Sport and Territories,
Canberra, 175 pp. (Second printing).
- Brown, Valerie A. (1994) Acting Globally: The
Environmental Management Needs of Local Government.
National Office of Local Government, Canberra.
- Brown, Valerie A., Orr, L., and Smith, D.I.
(1992) Acting Locally: Meeting the Environmental
Information Needs of Local Government. Department
of the Arts, Sport, the Environment and Territories,
Canberra. 95 pp.
- Group of Experts on Environmental Concerns (V.A.
Brown, Australian member) (1991) Sustainable Development.
An Imperative for Environmental Protection. Commonwealth
Secretariat, London. 136 pp.
- Brown, Valerie A. (ed.) (1989) A Sustainable
Healthy Future: Towards an Ecology of Health.
Commission For the Future and Latrobe University,
Melbourne. 115 pp.