Dr Adrian Macey

Adrian writes and lectures on climate change and other topics, and is a frequent media commentator on climate change.

His particular research interests include climate change policy, science and science-policy connections; international negotiations; multilateral environmental negotiations; global governance; international trade and the WTO.

Contact details

Email: adrian.macey@vuw.ac.nz
Phone: +64 4 463 6306

Climate change

Adrian is a former New Zealand diplomat, and his previous positions included Ambassador in Bangkok (Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar), Ambassador in Paris (France, Algeria and the OECD) and Chief Trade Negotiator. From 2006-2010 he was New Zealand’s first Climate Change Ambassador and served as Vice-chair and then Chair of the UN climate change negotiations under the Kyoto Protocol in 2010-2011. He has participated in and chaired several WTO dispute settlement panels.

He is also an Adjunct Professor at the New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute, Chair of the Board of the New Zealand Centre for Global Studies (an independent think tank), and Chair of Trustees of the Climate Forum, a newly-formed multi-stakeholder group on climate change policy. The Forum grew out of the climate change roundtables, an independently funded Chatham House rule programme under IGPS, which he ran with political journalist Colin James.