Mark Delaney

Mark co-authored ‘Low Carbon and Loving It’, with his son Tom, published in 2018. He is passionate about fighting for climate justice in light of his twenty years of experience living in India.

Mark Delaney studied at the University of Queensland, completing Law and Commerce degrees, before practising law briefly. After coming to faith in 1987, he married Cathy in 1993 and they left for India in 1995. Their two sons, Tom and Oscar were both born in India and have spent much of their lives there. As a family they have lived and worked with the poor in slums in north India for much of the last 24 years, assisting residents to become literate and to access government entitlements. Mark completed a Masters in International Development from RMIT in 2005.

With the climate emergency threatening to wipe out many hard fought developmental gains in India and elsewhere, Mark’s focus has shifted to the climate emergency in the last 5 years. This led to his co-authoring ‘Low Carbon and Loving It’, with his son Tom, published in 2018.

Mark and Cathy are now living in Brisbane as their younger son Oscar gets underway at university, while older son Tom continues to live and work in a north Indian slum, the focus of which has recently been responding to COVID.

Mark’s faith, particularly in Christ’s teachings, continue to be a strong guide in his work.