Professor Peter Newman

Lead author in the IPCC and Professor of Sustainability

Peter works at a global level as an advisor and lead author in the IPCC where he has been appointed as the Co-Ordinating Lead Author for Transport covering the AR6 report over the next 3 years after being a Lead Author in AR5 and the Special Report on 1.50C. Peter has been a Visiting Professor in America, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Denmark, New Zealand and the UK. He is a popular speaker at cities around the world where he has been asked to help set their sustainability agenda on a more solid and scientific foundation.

Peter is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University in Perth, Australia.

Peter is an academic who has written 20 books and over 350 papers on sustainable cities with a global reputation and has worked to deliver his ideas in all levels of government.

Peter has worked in local government as an elected councilor in Fremantle, in Western Australia’s state government as an advisor to three Premiers and in the Australian Government on the Board of Infrastructure Australia and the Prime Minister’s Cities Reference Group.

In 2014 he was awarded an Order of Australia for his contributions to urban design and sustainable transport particularly for his work in saving and rebuilding Perth’s rail system. In 2018/19 he was the WA Scientist of the Year.

He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Springer journal Sustainable Earth.

My Sessions

Are climate concerns set to re-shape university operations post COVID?

Remaking HE Zoom

Session 4 The world has been gripped by COVID-19 throughout 2020, but when that passes, will concern over climate change fill that gap? Sustainability has been treated as a ‘nice to have’ for years – but could take on dramatically increased significance in 2021, as universities seek new ways to trim bills and ensure they […]

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