Christopher Barnard is the Vice President of External Affairs at the American Conservation Coalition (ACC), the largest conservative environmental organization in the world.
Chris has dual American and Belgian citizenship. Having grown up in Belgium, he speaks Dutch, French, and English fluently. He received a Master’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics, and currently resides in Washington, DC with his wife, Hayley. While in the UK, he founded the British Conservation Alliance and was active in UK politics for several years. He also co-published the book Green Market Revolution, which has been read in 100+ countries, translated into 5 languages, and has a foreword by Lord Daniel Hannan.
At ACC, Chris focuses on policies that tackle climate change while growing economic prosperity and bolstering national security. His writing especially emphasizes how America can win the clean energy arms race and compete with China in the 21st century. He has been published in the Wall Street Journal, The Independent, the Daily Telegraph, National Review, the Washington Examiner, and more. Chris has also spoken at conferences in more than 10 countries.