Climate Spectator announces new editor

Tristan Edis to join Climate Spectator from the Grattan Institute.

Tristan Edis of the Grattan Institute is to become the new editor of Climate Spectator, the AIBM publishing group announced earlier today.

Edis is currently a research fellow at the Grattan Institute's Energy Research Group and a regular contributor to both Climate Spectator and the wider debate on environmental issues.

With a distinguished career in both business and public policy, Edis will assume the role on February 20. Daniel Palmer, currently a commentary sub-editor at Business Spectator, will also join Climate Spectator, as assistant editor.

Edis, who replaces founding editor Giles Parkinson, has previously worked with Ernst and Young Project Finance Advisory Group, the Clean Energy Council and as a business consultant with Ferrier Hodgson and Andersen Business Consulting.

After joining the Grattan Institute in August 2009 Edis has released a range of publications and reports in the environmental area that have stoked policy thinking in Canberra, including: Restructuring the Australian Economy to Emit Less Carbon (April 2010), and Learning the hard way – Australia's policies to reduce pollution (April 2011).

AIBM managing editor James Kirby said: "We're delighted to get Tristan on board at this time, Climate Spectator is a unique publication which has been rewarded for its pioneering work in a field which remains very lightly covered in mainstream media."

Edis added: “I’m looking forward to shining a spotlight on the business and politics of climate change in Australia in my new role at Climate Spectator. This is a major issue for government and for business in Australia and the globe.

"Having worked for ten years at the intersection of business and government on climate change and energy issues I’ve come to learn that such a complex and important area needs a dedicated news outlet to cover it thoroughly and thoughtfully.”