Brendan Mackey

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Brendan Mackey "has a PhD in tropical forest ecology, and is a professor of environmental science at The Australian National University, Canberra. Brendan’s research and teaching is in the areas of global environmental change and biodiversity conservation, including the challenge of conservation planning in extensive intact country where indigenous interests are paramount. He co-chairs the IUCN Ethics Specialist Group within the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law. Brendan has a long-standing commitment to the Earth Charter Initiative. He served on the drafting committee, and participated in numerous regional consultations, including an Australian national forum he convened. Prof. Mackey also served as chair of the Earth Charter education advisory committee during the initiative’s second phase. Brendan has written extensively on themes related to environmental science, conservation, and the Earth Charter, in particular, on the significance of ecological integrity to world ethics for sustainability." [1]

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  1. Brendan Mackey, Earth Charter International, accessed February 17, 2009.