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Dr Mark Diesendorf

Education Program Leader
Contact details: 
Room 201, Level 2, 
Tyree Energy Technologies Building
UNSW Sydney NSW 2052 Australia
T +61 402 940 892
F +61 2 9385 5530

Mark Diesendorf is a sustainability researcher and educator whose principal focus is in energy systems. He joined the CRC as part-time Education Program Leader in April 2017. He is also Honorary Associate Professor in Environmental Humanities in the School of Humanities and Languages at UNSW Sydney. Previously, at various times, he was a Principal Research Scientist in Australia's national research organisation, CSIRO; Professor of Environmental Science and Founding Director of the Institute for Sustainable Futures at University of Technology Sydney; Director of Sustainability Centre Pty Ltd; and Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the former Institute of Environmental Studies at UNSW.  

His principal research is on rapid mitigation of global climate change and, in particular, integrating renewable energy on a large scale into electricity supply-demand systems. He also researches the assessment of energy supply- and demand-side technologies (environmental, economic and social equity impacts), energy policy and ecological economics, including steady state economics. He is co-editor of Human Ecology, Human Economy: Ideas for an ecologically sustainable future (Allen & Unwin, 1997), and sole author of Greenhouse Solutions from Sustainable Energy (UNSW Press, 2007), Climate Action: A campaign manual for greenhouse solutions (UNSW Press, 2009), and Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change (Routledge-Earthscan and UNSW Press, 2014).