Melbourne, Australia

About Lachie McKenzie

Active, thoughtful, passionate. Lachie is an editor and writer at The Verb. He lives in Melbourne, Australia, and divides his time between writing on international affairs, environmental issues, and comedy shows. He did his bachelors in media and communications and has a masters in international relations at the University of Melbourne. Lachie has worked in the media industry as an editor, commentator and analyst. He has a strong sense of the newsworthy, an eye for detail and an ear for languages. He is interested in how media coverage, marketing and framing can determine the course of debate. He enjoys running, comedy, music and coffee.

Latest from Lachie McKenzie

Trudeau Swoops In to Save Climate Talks

Lachie McKenzie | December 12th, 2015

Just when it appeared the climate change talks in Paris would result in a weak agreement, that would put the globe on a path to environmental and economic catastrophe, newly

Hug A Saudi

Lachie McKenzie | December 9th, 2015

Saudi Arabia has done a complete reversal on its position at the climate conference here in Paris. In a surprise twist, the oil dependent nation has committed to fully decarbonise

Cup-And-Trade Scheme Emerges in Paris

Lachie McKenzie | December 8th, 2015

In a cunning diplomatic move, developing countries have installed a world-first Cup-And-Trade system at the COP21 Paris climate summit. When delegates at the conference centre at Le Bourget buy a

Priorities in Paris

Lachie McKenzie | November 28th, 2015

What do the Paris attacks mean for the climate talks?

In conversation: Jane Goodall

Lachie McKenzie | August 14th, 2014

Jane Goodall celebrates her extraordinary 80 years of activism, The Verb finds out more.

Taking the Media’s Temperature

Lachie McKenzie | December 3rd, 2012

As delegates trickle into Doha for the annual UN climate change negotiations,  journalists too have followed in droves. With 1,500 registered press on the books, there has been concerns that

Rio+20 and Civil Society in Hindsight

Lachie McKenzie | July 9th, 2012

The 1992 Earth Summit is still widely referenced today, yet the Rio+20 conference that ended a little under a month ago has already disappeared from the public space. People may not

Can Lawyers Save The Planet?

Lachie McKenzie | June 23rd, 2012

Consider two scenarios: Scenario one involves a corporation that wants to extract oil from a territory where an indigenous population lives. When they refuse to leave their homeland, a government

Video: End Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Lachie McKenzie | June 21st, 2012

#EndFossilFuelSubsidies became the second most talked about topic globally on Twitter. Watch this video to explore what and how it happened, including how you can get involved to create the