Adjunct Assistant Professor of Policy
Chris Faris is on leave from the Australian Department of Climate Change. From 2007 to 2010, he worked at the center of climate change policy-making in the Australian Government. He has negotiated climate finance in the UNFCCC, written Government policy on climate change and the Pacific, and advised on mitigation policy, most notably cap-and-trade. He has five years prior experience working in development and peace-keeping in Egypt, Bhutan and Sudan, and over two years as a political adviser in Australia’s Parliament House. He completing his Executive MPA at Wagner (2012), and is currently consulting with the Environmental Defense Fund.