Adrian Ward has more than 10 years’ experience as a climate policy expert in both the private and public sectors.

His specialty is in international carbon markets and climate finance. Adrian has delivered capacity-building projects and carbon management/financing strategies for many government and private sector companies around the world including in Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, China, Indonesia, Chile, Malaysia, Italy, the Philippines and New Zealand. This training has included projects with the Shanghai Environmental and Energy Exchange, World Bank, UN FAO, the Australian Commonwealth Government and some of the world’s biggest companies such as Petronas, CNOOC and Glencore Xstrata.

Adrian has also developed a particular specialty is dynamic multi-user climate policy simulations which use the latest ICT technologies and incorporate both human players and artificial intelligence systems. He developed the GCI’s award winning CarbonGameTM, and recently, an advanced emissions trading simulation for the National Development and Reform Commission in China to assist in the training key stakeholders in the coming national ETS.

Adrian has a PhD in climate policy and ecological economics.

Dr Adrian Ward
Climate Policy and Ecological Economics
UQ School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management (GPEM)
Email: a.ward@uq.edu.au

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