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John Connor


John Connor will be presenting as a panellist during Session 2.2 - The Carbon Industry Update.

John Connor is the CEO of the Carbon Market Institute. John brings over twenty-five years’ experience working on public and business policy with a focus on climate, sustainability and development issues.

John joins CMI following the successful conclusion of two years as Executive Director of the Fijian Government’s COP23 Presidency Secretariat. In that role John managed the Secretariat’s strategic, logistic and policy support functions as Fiji presided over UNFCCC negotiations.

John is well known across Australia from his previous decade-long role as CEO of The Climate Institute, overseeing its focus on national policy, institutional investor and international climate diplomacy.


He has worked on numerous boards, as well as government and business advisory panels, and has helped lead the formation of numerous alliances of business and community groups in the pursuit of an urgent but inclusive and just transition to the opportunities of decarbonised economies and societies.

John is a qualified lawyer and graduate of the Australian Institute of Corporate Directors.

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