Brad Archer

Net zero emissions (and beyond): Challenges and opportunities

Climate Change Authority

Brad has extensive experience working on climate change, renewable energy and energy market issues. He joined the Climate Change Authority in November 2018, an independent statutory agency responsible for advising the Australian Government on climate change policy and emissions reduction targets. Brad has overseen the preparation of numerous reports, including the Authority’s First Annual Progress Report (2022), Paris Plus: From Cost to Competitive Advantage (2021) and Prospering in a Low Emissions World (2020).

Prior to joining the Authority, Brad was head of the International Climate Change and Energy Innovation Division in the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy, where his responsibilities included advising on clean energy innovation, Australia’s greenhouse gas inventory and international climate change policy. Brad led negotiations on behalf of the Government leading to the granting of the first offshore wind farm exploration licence in Australia. Brad has been working on climate change policies for the Australian Government since early 2011.

Brad joined the Australia Treasury as a graduate in 1991, where he worked on a range of issues including including international taxation, economic forecasting, Commonwealth-State financial relations and competition and infrastructure policy. Brad has a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) and a Master of Information Management.