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Prof. Steve Hatfield-Dodds

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Professor Steve Hatfield-Dodds is one of Australia’s leading researchers on sustainability and climate change policy. He has worked for more than two decades at the intersection of research and public policy, with recognised expertise in adaptive governance, integrated modelling and assessment, ecological economics, and the science-policy nexus.

His work focuses on understanding and addressing the distinctive challenges of crafting efficient and worthwhile policy responses to climate change and sustainable development within real world democratic institutions and social processes. Prof Hatfield-Dodds leads CSIRO’s integration science and modelling initiative, and was the lead author of the recent Australian National Outlook report and associated paper on the cover of Nature. He is also responsible for developing a new CSIRO initiative on enhancing the value of science.