Russell Galt

Russell Galt, Director, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Urban Alliance, United Kingdom

Russell Galt is an ecologist and the director of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Urban Alliance which is a global movement for greener cities. He considers access to a clean, safe and wildlife-rich environment to be a human right that requires special attention in cities. From Brussels, Cape Town, Nairobi to Edinburgh, he has spent the past decade working internationally for IUCN, Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), the South African National Biodiversity Institute and the United Nations Environment Program. Russell holds an LL.M. in natural resources law and policy from the Center for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee as well as a B.Sc. (Hons) in ecological science from the University of Edinburgh.


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