Dr Chris Briggs

Dr Chris Briggs

Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Chris Briggs is a Research Principal at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology and a Technical Director at Business Renewables Centre Australia (a partnership with WWF and Climate-Kic to assist organisations undertaking renewable energy power purchase agreements). Chris has a combination of climate, energy and labour market expertise developed over 20 years of experience working in roles as a political adviser, policy maker, program leader and researcher.  Recent and current projects include the implications of just transition for the finance sector (NAB and Global Compact Network), social licence and renewable energy power purchase agreements, energy efficiency supply chains and learnings from ARENA-funded DER projects.

Web tools and Projects we developed

  • Open-NEM

    The live tracker of the Australian electricity market.

  • Paris Equity Check

    This website is based on a Nature Climate Change study that compares Nationally Determined Contributions with equitable national emissions trajectories in line with the five categories of equity outlined by the IPCC.

  • liveMAGICC Climate Model

    Run one of the most popular reduced-complexity climate carbon cycle models online. Used by IPCC, UNEP GAP reports and numerous scientific publications.

  • NDC & INDC Factsheets

    Check out our analysis of all the post-2020 targets that countries announced under the Paris Agreement.