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 16 years.
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 Fry works for the Office of the Prime Minister of Tuvalu as Tuvalu’s Ambassador for Climate Change and Environment and formerly as the International Environmental Officer for the Environment Department of the Government of Tuvalu. He has worked for the Tuvalu government for sixteen years and 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.
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 (LDCs), 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 hold 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)
- Fry, I 2009, 'Book Review: The Earthscan Reader on Adaptation to Climate Change', Review of European Community & International Environmental Law (RECIEL), vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 223-226.
- Fry, I 2008, 'Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation: Opportunities and Pitfalls in Developing a New Legal Regime', Review of European Community & International Environmental Law (RECIEL), vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 166-182.
- Fry, I 2007, 'More Twists, Turns and Stumbles in the Jungle: A Further Exploration of Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry Decisions within the Kyoto Protocol', Review of European Community & International Environmental Law (RECIEL), vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 341-355.
- Fry, I 2007, 'The Organization of Global Negotiations: Constructing the Climate Change Regime', Review of European Community & International Environmental Law (RECIEL), vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 109-111.