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Chris Riedy

  • PhD
  • Professor of Sustainability Governance
  • University of Technology Sydney
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Recent publications

  • Meaning work: reworking institutional meanings for environmental governance

    • Riedy C
    • Kent J
    • Thompson N
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  • Transdisciplinary research and practice for sustainable outcomes: An introduction

    • Palmer J
    • Riedy C
    • Fam D
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Professional experience

Professor of Sustainability Governance

University of Technology Sydney

January 2017 - Present

Director, Higher Degree Research Program

Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS

April 2014 - Present

Associate Professor

Institute for Sustainable Futures

January 2012 - Present


PhD (Sustainable Futures)

University of Technology, Sydney

March 2000 - May 2005(5 years)

Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental)

University of New South Wales

March 1991 - December 1995(5 years)


Dr Chris Riedy has sixteen years experience as a researcher, consultant and communicator working on sustainability issues. Chris has particular expertise in climate change response, community engagement and sociocultural change processes. He works as a facilitator and change agent to help deliver personal, organisational, systemic and cultural responses to sustainability challenges. Chris recently led the development of a community engagement program on climate change adaptation for the North East Greenhouse Alliance in Victoria. He previously completed two projects on pathways to zero carbon buildings for the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council. In 2010, he led a major review of the theory and practice of household behaviour change that recommended a suite of policy measures for the Queensland Government to implement to meet its household greenhouse gas reduction targets. He was also involved in the award-winning World Wide Views on Global Warming project to give Australian citizens a voice in international climate change negotiations. Chris has made strong research contributions to the fields of integral theory, foresight and deliberative democracy. In 2011, he co-edited a special issue of Portal (vol 8, Issue 3) on global climate change governance. In the same year, his article on ‘Learning from the integral futures controversy’ was selected as one of the ten best articles in the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice. He contributed to a special issue of Futures on Integral Futures (vol 40, Issue 2) which was voted one of the three most important futures works of 2008 by the Association of Professional Futurists. He also co-edited a special issue of Foresight on the state of play in the futures field in 2009. The paper he contributed to this special issue received a Highly Commended Award in the Outstanding Papers category in the Emerald Literati Network’s 2010 Awards for Excellence. Chris’ doctoral research explored behavioural, systemic, psychological, cultural and developmental perspectives on climate change response in Australia and proposed new participatory policy responses. His thesis was included on the 2005 UTS Chancellor's List, which recognises outstanding achievement in a PhD thesis and was published as a book in 2007. Chris is currently supervising five PhD students and two Masters (Research) students. He is the President of the Climate Action Network Australia and Co-Chair of the Australian Node of the Millennium Project.

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