Tim O’Riordan OBE is Emeritus Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia and a Fellow of the British Academy. He is involved in research addressing the themes associated with better governance for sustainability. His direct work relates to designing future coastlines in East Anglia in England and in Portugal, so that such coastlines are ready for sea level rise and the creation of sound economies and societies for a sustainable future. He serves as Special Advisor
to the House of Commons Environment Audit Committee and also as Special Advisor to the Cambridge Programme for Sustainable Leadership.