Ian Fry is an international environmental law and policy expert. His focus is primarily on the mitigation policies associated with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and its related agreements.
He is the Ambassador for Climate Change and Environment for the Government of Tuvalu and has worked for the Tuvalu government for the last 20 years. He has represented the Tuvalu Government in numerous international fora including the World Summit on Sustainable Development, Commission for Sustainable Development, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol, Convention on Biological Diversity, the United Nations General Assembly and UN SIDS conferences.
He is the Pacific Regional Representative to the United Nations for the International Council on Environmental Law, a member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law, a Research Associate at the Centre for Climate Policy and Law (Australian National University Law School), a member of the Australian Association for Pacific Studies and the International Association for Small Island Studies.
Ian is a part-time lecturer at the Fenner School of Environment and Society and teaches two courses: International Environmental Policy and Island Sustainable Development: Fiji Field School.
Ian coordinates the Least Developed Countries on matters relating to the new legal agreement on Climate Change. He has held the position of Vice-Chair of the Facilitative Branch of the Compliance Committee under the Kyoto Protocol and has co-chaired the Durban Forum on Capacity Building
From time to time, Ian also undertakes consultancy work primarily associated with negotiations training in the context of multilateral environmental agreements. His work focuses on building the capacity of government representatives from Least Developed Countries, Small Island Developing States and ASEAN countries. He has facilitated negotiations training workshops in the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, the Marshall Islands, Nepal, Samoa, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tuvalu, Vietnam as well as special pre-Conference of Party workshops for LDCs in Canada, Italy, Indonesia, Kenya and Thailand. This work is carried out in association with the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (UK), the United Nations Environment Programme, the United Nations Development Programme, WWF Pacific and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme.
Ian holda a PhD (ANU), Master of Environmental Law (ANU), Master of Environmental Studies (Macquarie Uni), Graduate Diploma in International Law (ANU), Graduate Diploma in Media (Canberra Uni) and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Canberra Uni)