Anna Rose is an Australian author, speaker and environmentalist who works on a number of strategic initiatives to help Australia make progress on climate change and sustainability. She is currently strategic projects director with Farmers for Climate Action, helping catalyse change within the agricultural sector.
Anna recently completed a Myer Foundation Innovation Fellowship. Previously she was National Manager for Earth Hour with WWF-Australia, where she developed public-facing climate change campaigns including ‘Lights Out for the Reef’ and ‘Appetite for Change’ in the lead up to the 2015 U.N. climate talks in Paris. Whilst at University, Anna co-founded the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and was National Co-Director for five years. She is author of the book Madlands: A Journey to Change the Mind of a Climate Sceptic (MUP, 2012) and co-starred in the ABC documentary ‘I Can Change Your Mind on Climate Change’. Anna previously convened the Vice-Chancellor’s course in Leadership & Influence at the Australian National University. She is a former Churchill Fellow and a recipient of the Sierra Club’s Earthcare award for her services to international environmental protection. She was the Australian Geographic Society’s Conservationist of the Year 2015 and was a finalist in the Australian of the Year Awards (A.C.T.) the same year. She has written for all major Australian newspapers and covered the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development as a journalist for online news outlet Crikey in Rio in 2012.
Anna is an advisory board member of the Australian Geographic Society, a Director of the Aussie Farmers Foundation and a board member of the University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute. She is a former Director of Solar Citizens, the Bob Brown Foundation, and Green Music Australia. Anna is a Visiting Fellow at the ANU Climate Change Centre and an Associate of Melbourne University Sustainable Society Institute. Anna lives in Canberra with her husband and son.