The Honorable Tom Roper retired after 21 years service in the Victorian (Australia) Parliament, half as a minister. He currently serves on the board of the Climate Institute and acts as project leader for the Small Islands Green Energy
Initiative. He has been involved in a variety of projects concerning climate change, including representing the Climate Institute at the Kyoto, Buenos Aires and Hague Conferences. Mr Roper has been involved in environmental policy and issues at all levels — local, state, federal and international. His wide-ranging ministerial experience has included Treasury, Planning and Environment, Aboriginal Affairs, Health and Transport. During his term at Planning and Environment, he helped to develop programs to protect the stratospheric ozone layer, oversaw the State Conservation Strategy, funded the first local government conservation strategies, and was instrumental in legislation to establish two major national parks and to stop unrestricted tree clearing.
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