Ben Abraham (Dr.)


Ben Abraham has been an Earth Negotiations Bulletin writer since 2018, covering a range of processes, mostly across the Asia-Pacific. His expertise lies in subnational and non-state climate action as well as forest and land use governance, having worked on and researched these in the UNFCCC, New Zealand, the UK, USA, Peru, Colombia, and China.

Ben is an analyst at the New Zealand Climate Change Commission and has worked as an independent climate and policy consultant on issues ranging from climate philanthropy to the Biodiversity Action Agenda and the electrification of heavy-duty vehicles. He also previously worked at the New Zealand Mission to the United Nations.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons.) in Politics with a minor in Spanish Language from the University of Otago and an MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy and DPhil in Public Policy from the University of Oxford. He is a big fan of sloths and New Zealand’s flightless birds.