The Leadership Development Program (LDP) is one of CAN’s cornerstone programs that aims to strengthen its national and regional nodes and build professional leadership within the network....
Julie-Anne has been the International Policy Coordinator for CAN-International, since July 2009.
Prior to her current position, Julie-Anne coordinated Oxfam Australia’s policy and advocacy work on the issue of climate change, specifically its impact on people in developing countries and Australia’s involvement in international climate change negotiations. Julie-Anne was one of the Oxfam International team at the Poznan, and Bonn2 meetings. She co-authored Oxfam’s recent influential Hang Together or Separately report, which outlines a global mitigation and finance mechanism. From 2003 to 2008 Julie-Anne was the Executive Officer at Climate Action Network Australia (CANA). During that time she more than doubled CANA’s membership and staff resources, as well as coordinating the development of extensive policy across CANA members. Julie-Anne has attended the UN climate negotiations since 2004. She actively participated in CAN during that time, participating in CAN working groups, the political coordination group, Board level steering group, and coordinated 2 capacity building sessions for CAN members. Julie-Anne was on the Board of CAN-I in 2008.
In her own words, Julie-Anne works in this area because of a deep sense of injustice that rich countries have created the pollution that is leading to the climate change dramatically impacting the lives of people in developing countries. She works to help contribute to a fair and effective global climate change deal. Julie-Anne has a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Masters in Business and Technology from the University of New South Wales.