Russell Galt, Director, IUCN Urban Alliance

Russell Galt is an environmentalist and the Director of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Urban Alliance – 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.

Russell holds an LLM in Natural Resources Law and Policy from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee as well as a BSc (Hons) in Ecology from the University of Edinburgh.

He has spent the past decade working internationally—from Brussels, Cape Town, Nairobi and Edinburgh—for IUCN, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the South African National Biodiversity Institute and the United Nations Environment Programme.