0 Nick Rowley
 Nick Rowley

Nick Rowley

Senior Lecturer in Practice

School of Public Policy

Key Expertise
Climate Policy And Politics, Executive Decision Making

About me

A proud alumnus of the LSE, Nick brings more than twenty years’ experience advising and leading on environment, climate and wider public policy in Australia, the UK, and internationally. 

Between 2004 and 2006 he worked at Downing Street advising Prime Minister Tony Blair on climate change and sustainability. Nick played a vital role prior to the G8 leaders meeting at Gleneagles in July 2005: the first time that the climate problem had been placed on the agenda for heads of State. Following the G8, Nick was part of the team that advised on the establishment of the seminal Stern Review into the Economics of Climate Change. 

Prior to the 2009 UNFCCC summit in Copenhagen, Nick was Strategic Director of the Copenhagen Climate Council, an affiliation of leading business chief executives, scientists and policy practitioners from China, Europe, the US and Australasia. 

With his depth and breadth of public policy expertise Nick also developed and taught the two core courses for the Master of Public Policy at the University of Sydney. He has a passion for developing academically rigorous and practically useful graduate courses, while teaching, motivating, and supporting students to excel. 

Nick has been a frequent commentator the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on climate policy and British politics and has appeared on BBC World, CNN and Bloomberg News.