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Research Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures
- BE (Environmental), Hons 1 and University Medal, 1996
- PhD (Sustainable Futures), 2005
- UTS Chancellor's List for outstanding achievement in a PhD thesis
Knowledge and expertise:
Dr Chris Riedy is a Research Director at the Institute for Sustainable Futures with more than twelve years experience as a researcher, consultant and author on sustainability policy. Chris has particular expertise in energy policy, climate change response and social change initiatives. He has written or presented on diverse issues, including sustainability science, energy and transport futures, public participation, social justice and the ethics of climate change response. Chris is familiar with several futures methods and has facilitated various events, including stakeholder workshops, visioning workshops and citizens' juries. He is a regular commentator on energy and greenhouse policy in the media and public debate.
Chris' experience includes:
- Doctoral research between 2000 and 2005 on Australia’s response to climate change
- An assessment of the quality and reliability of carbon offset retailers for the Carbon Offset Watch project
- He recently completed the carbon footprint and reduction plan for a major listed media company and major financial services company.
- Case studies on energy efficiency improvements for the Department of Resources, Energy and Training
- A leading role in the development of the recently announced greenhouse gas reduction targets for the Australian Technology Network of Universities and analysis of the opportunities available to achieve the targets
- Development of a UTS Greenhouse Strategy
- Several projects on the role of cogeneration in climate change response.
Recent speaking engagements:
- Conservation Council of South Australia Energy Summit, Adelaide, 5 February 2009
- Climate Change, Ethics and the Garnaut Review, Macquarie University Global Leadership Program, Sydney, 30 October 2008
- Keynote at Carbon Offset Watch Launch, Sydney, 16 September 2008