Darryn McEvoy

Global Advisors

Urban Scholars

  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Urbanisation in Developing Island States
  • Resilience

Professor Darryn McEvoy is a leading climate change academic and practitioner. He has led the Climate Change Adaptation Program at RMIT University since 2009. He has also held the positions of Deputy Director for the Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research (VCCCAR, 2009 – 2014) and Senior Researcher at the International Centre for Sustainable Development and Integrated Assessment (ICIS, 2006 – 2009) at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. Darren has an active role in research, acting as Chief Investigator to numerous research projects which are often multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional; crossing local, regional, national and international scales.

A qualified geographer with an interest in interdisciplinary ‘solutions-oriented’ action research, Darren’s expertise covers climate risk assessment and adaptation, innovative adaptation practice (both institutions and technologies), institutional adaptive management (and adaptation as a process), vulnerability assessment, the building of local adaptive capacity and the synergies and conflicts between the adaptation and mitigation agendas. Of particular interest is the translation of theory into practice and highlighting the implications for climate risk management and decision-making (including both public and private actors).

Amongst his most recent publications are:

Professor McEvoy is based in Melbourne, Australia.