Legislative and institutional reform
Land Use Planning
Chair, Accounting for Nature Ltd
Former Director and Member, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
Former Board Member, Tasmanian Land Conservancy
Former Governor, WWF Australia
Former Director, Ecofund Queensland
Former Member, Queensland Premier’s Climate Council
Former Environmental Policy Adviser, Australian Environment Minister, Senator Robert Hill
Former Deputy Director General, Science and Information, NSW Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources
Former Member, Science and Information Board, NSW Department of Natural Resources
Former Member, CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Advisory Council
Publications and Speeches
Science and natural resource management in Australia. Is there any hope? – UNE Speaker Series: Leaders and Shapers Sydney, September 2017.
Towards a Common National Approach – Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy Environmental Economic Accounts Workshop, Melbourne, August 2017.
Measuring the condition of Australia’s landscapes – ABARES Outlook Conference 2017, National Convention Centre, Canberra, March 2017.
Harnessing leading financing mechanisms in Australia – IUCN National Committee Australia, Canberra, July 2016.
Let’s have a plan for ‘jobs and growth’ and a health environment – Keynote address at the 6th National NRM Knowledge Conference, Coffs Harbour, June 2016.
Environment, Economy and the role of Science – Address to the Australian Land Conservation Alliance, La Trobe University. Melbourne, December 2015.
How does Australia become a truly sustainable society? – address to the Lyceum Club. Melbourne, November 2015.
Can the tax system promote economic growth and protect the environment? – keynote speech at the National Environmental Law Association’s National Conference, Pullman Hotel, Sydney, November 2015
The Conservation of Natural Capital for a Healthy Environment and a Productive Economy – address to Sustainable Business Australia. Melbourne, September 2015. [download slides]
Using Markets for a Healthy Environment in a Productive Economy – keynote address at the 16th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation, University of Technology, Sydney, September 2015
Healthy Environment, Productive Economy – closing summation at the Reef, Range and Red Dust Conference, Caloundra, Queensland, September 2015
A Healthy Environment and a Productive Economy – Australian Local Government Association General Assembly 2015, Canberra, June 2015
Rethinking strategies for investment and retirement income – The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia, ASFA Investment Interchange, Sydney & Melbourne, March 2015
Accounting for Nature: A Common Currency for Measuring the Condition of Our Environment – EDS Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, August 2013
Initial Observations on the Australian Proof of Concept Regional Environmental Asset Condition Trials – Australian Regional Environmental Accounts Experts Workshop, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Canberra, June 2013
The Role of the Australian Regional Environmental Accounts Trials in maintaining healthy and productive land, water and marine resources – Australian NRM Chairs Council, Mandurah, Western Australia, March, 2013
Report on the Australian Regional Environmental Accounts Trials – Australian Landcare Council, Canberra, March 2013
Environmental Asset Condition Account Trials in Australia – United Nations Statistics Division, New York, November 2012
Trials of Environmental Asset Condition Accounts in Australia – UN Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting, Rio de Janeiro, June 2012
Regional Trials of Environmental Asset Condition Accounting in Australian – Peter Cosier and Carla Sbrocchi, Australian Bureau of Statistics Workshop: Completing the Picture – Environmental Accounting in Practice, Melbourne, May 2012
Regional Trials of Environmental Asset Condition Accounting in Australian SEEA – Peter Cosier and Carla Sbrocchi – SEEA Expert Meeting on Ecosystem Accounts, Melbourne, May 2012
Accounting for the Condition of Environmental Assets – Expert meeting on Ecosystem Accounts, London, 5-7 December 2011
The Science of Carbon in the Landscape – Carbon Farming week, Dubbo – 27-29 Sept 2011
A Common Currency for Building Environmental (Ecosystem) Accounts – London Group on Environmental Accounting, Chile, October 2010
Carbon and Landscape Conservation in Australia – 2010 National Landcare Forum, Adelaide, March 2010
The Planet is Capable of Managing Carbon, but are we? – Sydney Theatre Company, Wentworth Talks February 2010
Accounting for Nature – CSIRO, Environmental Monitoring Workshop 2009
Accounting for Nature – Fenner Conference on the Environment, Canberra, 2009
Leading a local response; Accounting for Nature – Local Government Association of Queensland, Annual Conference 2009
Sinclair Knight Merz – Ozwater Dinner, 2009
Water in a changing climate – Water Policy Summit, 2008
Accounting for Nature – ABS NatStats Conference 2008
The Science and Economics of Global Warming – Gilbert and Tobin seminar, 2007
Global Warming: Awareness, Implications and Strategic Choices – Municipal Association of Victoria, 2007
The Economics of Climate Change – Victorian Association of Forest Industries
The Economics of Nature and Its Implications for the Australian Federation
An Operational Method to Assess Impacts of Land Clearing on Terrestrial Biodiversity
Impediments to Sustainable Water Use
Economics of Nature – Melbourne University March 08
The Economics of Nature
Will climate change cost us the earth: an update on the science
Climate Change: The Choice
Is Australia’s climate changing Australia?
Will climate change cost us the earth
It’s time to stop talking and start acting
Positive news on the environment
Key environmental issues in NSW
Australia’s journey: exploring, conquering, conserving and growing
Working together in an Australian landscape
Native vegetation reforms in NSW
The great greenhouse gamble: can governments handle the crisis?
Use markets to repair rivers
Let the market set the water mark