Brendan Mackey is a professor of environmental science in the Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University. His research, teaching and outreach are in the fields of environmental biogeography, ecosystem dynamics, and sustainability. Prof Mackey serves on the Science Advisory Panel to the Australian Government’s Climate Commission. He is a member of the IUCN Council, serves as co-Chair of the Council of Earth Charter International, and is a member of the editorial board of Pacific Conservation Biology. Brendan as published over 120 academic articles including two ANU Press books on “Green Carbon”.