Prof Roger Jones

Prof Roger Jones

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Prof Roger Jones

Roger Jones is a Professorial Research Fellow at the Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES) at Victoria University, joining VU in early 2009. Previously he worked for CSIRO for thirteen years to early 2009. Trained as a physical scientist, he now applies an interdisciplinary focus to understanding climate change risk, bridging science, economics and policy, particularly in developing methodologies for assessing adaptation and mitigation strategies for managing climate change risks. These have been used widely in Australia and internationally, contributing to the Australian Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, the United Nations Development Program Adaptation Policy Frameworks and a range of individual projects. He was a convening Lead Author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Working Group II Fourth Assessment Report Chapter on New Methods and Characterisations of the Future released in 2007. He is currently working on a range of adaptation projects and developing new methods for assessing mitigation policy with Professor Peter Sheehan of the CSES..

Over the past decade, Prof Roger Jones has been the driving force in the application of risk methods to impact and adaptation assessment and continues to lead that area. He was Principal Research Scientist with CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research. Methods developed by Prof Jones have been used widely in Australia and internationally and have contributed to the Australian Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, the United Nations Development Program Adaptation Policy Frameworks and are being used by researchers in a number of countries. He was a convening Lead Author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Working Group II Fourth Assessment Report Chapter on New Methods and Characterisation of the Future.

Project leadership

Current government spending on natural disaster response is more than 20 times the spending on preparedness. Many climate-related natural hazards are increasing, along with the number of people living in hazard-prone areas. Large natural disasters also cross domains, moving from the private to the public realm, and shifting from a local, to a state or national concern. This raises the potential of future, unmanaged risks.

This project, now in its utilisation phase, mapped a broad range of economic, social and environmental values and related them to natural hazards across several case studies. It explored who owns these values and what happens when they cross domains, as well as how a range of alternative strategies may contribute to improved resilience by sustaining economic, social and environmental values in a changing environment.

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This project was commissioned and funded entirely by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victoria.
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Research team

Diversity and inclusion: Building strength and capability
18 Sep 2018
The context in which Emergency Management Organisations (EMOs) work is changing due to social,...
Introducing the risk ownership framework for emergency management policy and practice
30 Jun 2017
This project aims to develop a framework for understanding the ownership of risks from bushfires...
Roger Jones Conference Poster 2016
12 Aug 2016
The project has moved its focus from spatial mapping towards insitutional mapping to support...

Resources credited

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HazardNoteEdition 26 Apr 2019 Making diversity and inclusion the new normal in emergency services PDF icon Save (133.57 KB) capability, diversity and inclusion, emergency management
Presentation-Slideshow 18 Sep 2018 Diversity and inclusion: Building strength and capability PDF icon Save (2.18 MB) diversity and inclusion, emergency management, multi-hazard
Presentation-Slideshow 16 Apr 2018 Diversity and inclusion: building strength and capability PDF icon Save (1.72 MB) diversity and inclusion, organisational, resilience
Presentation-Slideshow 07 Sep 2017 The uncomfortable conversation: understanding value through risk ownership PDF icon Save (4.42 MB) economics, multi-hazard, vulnerability
HazardNoteEdition 30 Aug 2017 Understanding what risk is yours - and what to do about it PDF icon Save (394.66 KB) decision making, policy, risk management
Presentation-Slideshow 18 Apr 2017 Mapping and Understanding Natural Hazard Vulnerability at the Institutional Scale PDF icon Save (1 MB) economics, multi-hazard, vulnerability
HazardNoteEdition 15 Dec 2016 What can economics offer emergency services? PDF icon Save (891.78 KB) decision making, economics, policy
Presentation-Slideshow 30 Aug 2016 Owning the future: risk ownership and strategic decision-making for natural hazards - Celeste Young PDF icon Save (2.86 MB) multi-hazard, risk analysis, risk management
Presentation-Slideshow 17 May 2016 Mapping and understanding bushfire and natural hazard vulnerability and risks at the institutional scale PDF icon Save (2.81 MB) multi-hazard, risk analysis, vulnerability
Presentation-Slideshow 11 Sep 2015 Risk ownership of natural hazards: Across systems and across values PDF icon Save (334.97 KB) multi-hazard, risk management
Presentation-Slideshow 10 Apr 2015 Mapping and Understanding 2015 NSW RAF Presentation PDF icon Save (1.9 MB) risk analysis, vulnerability
Presentation-Slideshow 27 Mar 2014 Mapping bushfire hazard and vulnerability and risk PDF icon Save (543.08 KB) risk analysis, vulnerability

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