Andy is a member of the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and vice-chair of Working Group III (Mitigation). He also served as coordinating lead author in two major IPCC climate change reports released in 2014.
Andy is also a board member for He Pou A Rangi, the New Zealand Climate Change Commission. The Commission is an independent Crown entity set up to provide independent, evidence-based advice to government on climate issues, including on emission budgets, vulnerability assessments, and monitoring of emission reduction and adaptation plans.
Prior to this role, Andy was the Deputy Director (International) of the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre, a fully-government funded Centre working in partnership with industry to develop and extend ways of reducing New Zealand’s and global agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.
Andy’s personal research interests focus on the role of agriculture in domestic and international climate change policy, the role of methane within the climate system and in climate policy, and uncertainty and its implications for decision-making for both mitigation and adaptation.