Annette Cowie has a background in soil science and plant nutrition, with particular interest in sustainable resource management. Annette contributes to development of climate change policy and GHG mitigation in the agriculture sector, including GHG accounting for emissions trading at state, national and international levels. Annette was a lead author in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Climate Change and Land, and is a lead author in the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report. Since 2000 Annette has been a member of the International Energy Agency Bioenergy research network, and led the group “Climate Change Effects of Biomass and Bioenergy Systems” in the period 2013-2018. She is currently co-leader in the IEA Bioenergy group “Climate and Sustainability Effects of Bioenergy within the broader Bioeconomy”.