Dr. Christopher J. Orr is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Waterloo. His research on environmental history, governance, and sustainability transformations seeks to understand how societies can better govern complex environmental challenges in Canada and globally. He recently co-edited Liberty and the Ecological Crisis: Freedom on a Finite Planet (Routledge).
He completed his PhD in the Economics for the Anthropocene (E4A) project at McGill University in Montreal, Canada and is an Earth System Governance Research Fellow. His doctoral research focused on understanding deep transformations in society-nature relationships and explored their dynamics in the context of Canadian climate change politics. He holds a B.Sc. in Physics and Environmental Science from the University of Toronto and an M.S. from McGill University.