Dr. Christopher Orr is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the SPROUT Lab at the University of Waterloo. He researches how societies can better govern complex environmental challenges. Applying diverse methods, this work reveals insights about and fosters community action on climate change, water policy, forest management, and urban transformations.
His current research and policy work focuses on climate action and transformative visions of wellbeing. He is co-investigator on a project called Sustaining and Strengthening City Climate Action in the COVID-19 crisis for a green and climate-resilient recovery. He conducted comparative policy analysis as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Social-Ecological Research and Applications Collaborative at Carleton University. He recently co-edited Liberty and the Ecological Crisis: Freedom on a Finite Planet.
Dr. Orr holds a PhD from the Economics for the Anthropocene (E4A) project at McGill University. His doctoral research focused on understanding deep transformations in society-nature relationships and explored their dynamics in the context of Canadian climate politics. He holds an MSc from McGill University and a BSc in Physics and Environmental Science from the University of Toronto.