Tim Jarvis

Tim Jarvis

Senior Associate Sustainability
ARUP

Tim is an environmental scientist, author, and adventurer with Masters degrees in environmental science and environmental law. He is committed to finding pragmatic solutions to major environmental issues related to climate change and biodiversity loss and uses his public speaking engagements, films and books about his expeditions and sustainability work to promote progress thinking in these areas. Tim has undertaken unsupported expeditions to some of the world’s most remote regions and holds the record for the fastest unsupported journey to the South Pole and the longest unsupported journey in Antarctica. Tim most recently retraced polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s “double” - sailing a replica James Caird boat 1500km across the Southern Ocean from Elephant Island, Antarctica to South Georgia and climbing over South Georgia’s mountainous interior using the same period equipment and technology as Shackleton. Tim was conferred a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to environment, community and exploration in the 2010 Australian honors list, is author of three books and leads innovation in the sustainability area for international engineering and environmental services firm Arup. In 2013 Tim was named the Australian Geographical Society’s Adventurer of the Year.  Tim is also WWF-Australia Global Ambassador.

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