Howard Bamsey

Howard Bamsey

Green Climate Fund
Executive Director


Howard Bamsey is the Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund, beginning in January 2017. Ambassador Bamsey has spent most of his career in international diplomacy and public service. He is a widely recognized negotiator in the global response to climate change and co-chaired the United Nations ‘Dialogue on Long-term Cooperative Action on Climate Change by Enhancing Implementation of the Convention.’Bamsey’s role in this body helped shape a strategic approach to advance the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, including on adaptation and the use of technology and market mechanisms. As a representative of the government of Australia, he served at the main UN centers, including New York, Geneva and Vienna. During his 30 years in the Australian Foreign Service, he served as Special Adviser on Sustainable Development to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and as Special Adviser on Green Growth to AusAID. Before joining the Green Climate Fund, Bamsey was Honorary Professor in the School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University. He was also a Special Adviser to Baker and McKenzie and Special Representative for GNIplus, a consortium helping countries implement their Nationally Determined Contributions to climate action. Between 2013 and 2014, Bamsey was Director General of the Global Green Growth Institute which, like the Green Climate Fund, is based in the Republic of Korea.










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