Adjunct Professor, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University

Professor Will Steffen was Executive Director of the ANU Climate Change Institute at the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra until 2012, served on the Multi-Party Climate Change Committee (MPCCC) in 2010-11, and is a Climate Councillor. He is also Co-Director of the Canberra Urban and Regional Futures (CURF) initiative, a joint venture of ANU and the University of Canberra. From 1998 to mid-2004, Steffen served as Executive Director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, based in Stockholm, Sweden. His research interests span a broad range within the fields of climate and Earth System science, with an emphasis on incorporation of human processes in Earth System modelling and analysis; and on sustainability and climate change, with a focus on urban systems.

Experience

  • –present
    Climate Councillor, Climate Council of Australia
  • –present
    Emeritus professor, Australian National Univeristy
  • 2008–2012
    Executive Director of the Climate Change Institute, Australian National University

Education

  • 1975 
    University of Florida, PhD in Chemistry
  • 1970 
    University of Missouri, BSc in Chemical Engineering