Tim Jarvis


Tim Jarvis, AM is an environmental scientist, author, adventurer and public speaker 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.

He uses his public speaking engagements, films and books about his expeditions/work to promote progress thinking in these areas and emphasises solving problems by action not advocacy. Tim also works as a sustainability adviser on multilateral aid projects in developing countries for organisations including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank & AusAID, and is also Global Ambassador for WWF-Australia. He has undertaken unsupported expeditions to some of the world’s most remote regions, and has a long history of working with sponsors and the media.

Expeditions include to the South and North Poles, across Australia’s largest desert, the Great Victoria Desert and in retracing the polar journey of Sir Douglas Mawson using 100 year old gear and equipment and starvation rations as Mawson did in 1913.


Why I'm an idealist

My challenge is to bring Shackleton’s leadership lessons and images of melting glacier ice to the subject of climate change.