Emeritus Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, U.K.
Professor O’Riordan is Emeritus Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, U.K. He has edited a number of books on the institutional aspects of global environmental change, policy, and practice, and led two international research projects on the transition to sustainability in the European Union (1995–2002). He is actively involved in research addressing the themes associated with better governance for sustainability. He is also active in the evolution of sustainability science partnerships. His direct work relates to designing future coastlines in East Anglia in England and in Portugal, to ensure they are ready for sea level rise and the creation of sound economies and societies for a sustainable future. His other research interests cover interdisciplinary approaches to pursuing the transition to sustainability, risk perception and communication, business, and social virtue.