Tim Jarvis is an environmental scientist, adventurer, author and public speaker who is well-known for his numerous Antarctic expeditions and for his work in bringing the world’s attention to climate change. Seeing climate change as the greatest threat facing the world, Tim and his team are supporting Carbon Neutral Adelaide. Their support, is in part, because Adelaide is situated in the driest state on the driest inhabited continent and so has a vested interest in managing climate change. They also believe Adelaide can set an example of achieving carbon neutrality, protecting the city against climate threats and realising the many commercial opportunities that exist. They will assist in Adelaide’s transition to this new reality by helping to encourage the kinds of institutions, businesses, frameworks and thinking needed to deliver this vision.
Tim Jarvis is committed to finding pragmatic solutions to global environmental sustainability issues. Tim was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for his service to conservation and the environment. His work has focused on sustainable aid provision in developing countries, improving corporate environmental sustainability, as well as the 25zero project which uses equatorial glacial melt as an indicator of global climate change.
Holding Masters degrees in environmental science and environmental law, Tim uses his public speaking engagements, films and books about his expeditions and work to progress thinking on global environmental sustainability issues. He has also worked as a sustainability adviser on multi-lateral aid projects in developing countries for organisations, including the World Bank and AusAID. He is a Senior Associate of global engineering firm Arup, a leader in carbon neutral cities, where he works on climate change as an issue.